I use Shinko 244's on both my DR200 and DR650. I think they are a great tire. They work well on the road and very well on gravel and trails. Don't believe everything you read on the net, even my stuff!
If you only have one bike then you can get better tires. I have four bikes so I saved a little cash by buying the Shinkos. Before that I had Metzler Desert Sahara Endoro 3's on the 650. the Shinkos do better off road by a long shot and much better value.
KLR 650- DRZ 400- R100/7- CB125S Scrambler Build
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