It is about time for me to update the review of the Shinko EVO SR877 that I have used to my Lagenda 115ZR since May 2011. This time it is about riding in the rain.
I picked up my Lagenda 115ZR after test riding the Axelo for Kapcai magazine. At that time, there is a little drizzle and I was thinking whether to take my bike on the road or not. Then, I think, this is a good time to test the Shinko SR877 on wet condition. So, I did. I ride it in the rain.
My first priority is about safety, so, I didn’t test the grip in full speed in the public road. I managed to get 80km/h with this tyre on heavy rain. Mind you that the rain has no more little drizzle but heavy down pour. I have prepared myself with rainsuit and that helps much to overcome the cold of the night. At first, I tried to ride it slowly, and after a while I gain confidence with and able to achieve the speed of 80km/h. I think you can go more than that, but in heavy rain like, I think it is not worth the risk. The tyre provide enough feedback and gives me confidence of the bike handling at that speed. I usually didn’t ride in the rain, I just stopped at the bus stop or any place that I can have shelter on and wait for the rain to stop, so I have few experience with wet condition. Anyway, wet condition riding with Shinko SR877 is a nice experience. I was asking myself, what makes SR877 a good tyre? I found an answer that fits me, that is, its technology comes from Yokohama in Japan that has been transferred to Korea. Yokohama is a well known tyre for car and I know their tyre price is not cheap. Other than that, I got to know that Shinko also has made OEM go-kart tyre for Yokohama. That’s a good news.