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Shinko 216MX Fat Tire front

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Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:31 am

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Anybody use the Shinko 216MX Fat Tire? I picked one up along with a MT16 for my KTM 300. I usually get a M59 front. Wondering about the handling characteristics off a wider taller front tire. Any input is appreciated.
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Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:56 pm

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don't see too many out there.

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:50 am

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madktm1984 wrote:
Anybody use the Shinko 216MX Fat Tire? I picked one up along with a MT16 for my KTM 300. I usually get a M59 front. Wondering about the handling characteristics off a wider taller front tire. Any input is appreciated.


A buddy had one on his KTM 200 I tried and it worked well at a muddy fun run last year. It kind of numbs the feel of the front end but I was never did anything I didn't like to not trust it and I was pushing it pretty hard.
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Post Thu May 16, 2019 9:34 pm

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Best front tire ever. I run it on all my bikes. You will not be disappointed.

Also exact same tire as the Golden Tyre Fatty. Just has ‘S’s’ instead of ‘G’s’ in the molding. They make it for Golden Tyre.

And you can’t go wrong with an MT16 on the rear. Perfect combo.

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:03 am

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Location: Upstate NY
madktm1984 wrote:
Anybody use the Shinko 216MX Fat Tire? I picked one up along with a MT16 for my KTM 300. I usually get a M59 front. Wondering about the handling characteristics off a wider taller front tire. Any input is appreciated.
I never heard of it so I looked it up:

Extreme Offroad/Enduro/Desert tire - Taller, fuller profile navigates through rocks, trees and square edge terrain with ease - Split tread pattern cleans out wheel and offers precise point and go control - This dirt bike tire is tube type - This dirt bike tire is R rated for speeds up to 106 mph - FIM Approved - Available in the following dirt bike tire sizes: 90/100-21

Brand: Shinko

So sound like would have been good at Clarkie's and KPTR event rocks


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