Shinko Mobber Tires First Look: For the Grom, Z125, and TNT 135

Shinko Mobber Tires First Look:

Small-Bore Dual-Sport Rubber

For owners of the Honda Grom, Kawasaki Z125 Pro, and Benelli TNT 135, there’s a new DOT-legal knobby 12-inch tube-type tire that expands the capability of your small-bore motorcycle—the Shinko Mobber tires. With a 130 rear and 120 front, plus plenty of big knobs, you can now take the eighth-liter motorcycles off-road with confidence.

Shinko Mobber Tires - Honda Grom

Using a high-carbon compound, the Mobber tires are designed for hard-terrain off-road use. The Shinko 504 and 505 off-road-only tires provided the inspiration for the Mobber, with the Mobber being legal for the street.

Shinko Mobber Tires - rear tire

Shinko claims long wear for the Mobber tires, thanks to reinforced knobs. On the downside, although they are street-legal, Shinko says the Mobber is “not recommended for extensive on-road commuting or prolonged highway use.” The tires are rated for 93 mph, so you can hammer the rev limiter in top gear safely.Shinko Mobber Tires - on-pavement

“Shinko took the tried and tested 504/505 off-road tires and redesigned them specifically to meet the needs of the small-bore bike market,” according to Shinko Brand Manager Kyle Isaacs. “The all-new Shinko Mobber tires are true off-road performers giving riders the DOT requirements they need while on the streets. Adventure riding and off-road mobbing on small-bore bikes…that’s what the Shinko Mobber was built for.”

Shinko Mobber Tires - price MSRP

The list price for the Shinko Mobber tire is $47 for the 120mm front, and $50 for the 130mm rear. As with most tires, discounts off the MSRP are easy to find.