RANKING: #9 Cruiser Tire
The 777 is specifically designed for cruiser machines and is available in a multitude of sizes. H rated (130 mph) tubeless. 4 ply rated. Aramid belted (90/90-21 nylon belted). Available in white wall versions as noted (WW).
Handling equal to or better than competition
Price is excellent, in some cases 1/2 of the competition
Took more than normal weight to balance
Tread life lower for some bikes
The Shinko 777 gets mixed reviews. The tire seems to handle well, but at a lower tread life as compared to other tires like the Dunlop 404. As compared to stock Bridgestones the Shinko 777 is rated better. Many praise the price, some saying the tires cost half of the competition. A number of riders said it took some work to get the tire balanced, while others did not report this problem.
Reviews by Source
31 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. On a Dyna – expect to get more mileage than with stock Dunlops, handled very well, price was excellent. On a Road Star – best tire have ever used on 11 bikes. Another recommends this tire over the 230 for Harleys, great cornering and ride right over road grooves. On a Yamaha Road Star – ride better over stock Bridgestones, stable and connected, extremely satisfied and will buy again. A couple of reviews said it took a bit to get the tire balanced.
44 reviews. 4.5 of 5 stars. One reviewer says great tire, handles well in all conditions, good price. On a 2005 Concours – for the money an incredible tire, costs half as much as competition. On a Harley Roadster – used to spin Dunlop 402, not with this tire. Another says have tried Metzeler, Dunlop, Avon and Shinko makes a comparable tire at a lower cost. On a Harley – better than stock Dunlop, can now corner with agility, recommending to others. On a Sportster – tire feels better and provides better traction than Metzeler 880 at half the price. On a Harley Ultra Classic – got 1,300 miles from the rear. On a Harley Ultra Classic – expect to get 4,000 miles. Another says it took about a pound of weights to balance (spoke and stick on wheel). On a Sportster 1200C got 18,000 miles from the Dunlop 404, with Shinko got 7,000 miles.