Michelin Anakee 3 Tires
I sure wish I could write a review on the Anakee III tires. I live in Minnesota and winter will not end. I only have 40 miles on the tires, one and one half commute to work. The first commute rode home in the snow, today commute the weather forecast looks better.
The traction on wet snow covered roads felt secure, the front felt planted and the rear never seem to spin, I do have traction control on the BMW R1200GSA.
Looking forward to riding some dirt roads in the near future.
May 6, 2013
It's a Michelin alright!
Traction superb. Even rode this one through snow last week here in the Canadian Rockies and made it home safely. Hoping for long tread life which is usually the case with these front tires. Put 7000 km on it sofar. Tread pattern entirely different from Anakee 2 which should greatly assist in reducing the dreaded front tire 'cupping' in the long run.
May 2, 2013
I had Bridgestone Trail Wings on my DL1000 and the anakee 3's are a huge improvement. I consider the DL1000 a bit of a handful in the corners coming from a sport bike background, but the anakee's did wonders for the on-road performance. I haven't been off road much, but do have a gravel driveway, and the anakee's were much more stable in the gravel as well.
April 29, 2013
I bought the Anakee 3 to replace the stock tires on my DL650 V-Strom. They have not been used in the rain, and we shall see how long they last. So far after 500 miles, I am very satisfied with the Michelins. The Anakee 3's are very quite on the highway, and are very good in the tight turns.
April 22, 2013
Michelin breaks the mold with this one
Fantastic grip on wet or dry pavement.
Much better off road than the tread pattern would have you to believe. Gravel, hard dirt and sandy roads are never an issue.
April 20, 2013
I love this tires on my Weestrom. I am a weekend warrior and already had 500+ miles on this tires over the past 2 weekend. It have good grips in corner and I noticed it's a bit more quiet compare to the Anakee 2 when I am doing 2 up going 80+ MPH on the freeway.
I would definitely get the Anakee 3 for the front tires once I need it.
April 4, 2013
Just Awesome Tires and service at Revzilla, the staff at Revzilla were very patient and helpful with me and my many questions which they had answers for them all. All in all it was a very pleasent expierence!
April 2, 2013
Really impressed with these tires so far
This was my first order from Revzilla ... Very happy with these folks. A friend of mine has already ordered tires from Revzilla based on what I told him, regarding my experience with them.
I was both curious and a little skeptical of the unique looking tread on the Anakee 3's. Like many comments I had read, I didn't think the 3's would do that well off the pavement. I had been planning on trying a set of Anakee 2's, Having put 38,000 + miles on my 1200 GS, on another brand. (BTW I have been happy with my other tires, just wanted to see if I could find something better). I watched a couple of videos on the Anakee 3's and decided to give them a try.
New tires almost always feel great when you are coming off a set with 7 - 9 thousand miles on them. So how these feel down the road will tell the tale. I live in the Sacramento Mountains in south central New Mexico. So I am fortunate to have miles of twistys and sweepers on pavement, and lots of dirt logging roads, and gravel to ride. I have to ride 2 miles on a "marble like gravel road" just to get to pavement from my house. I went out by myself the first day and put 168 miles on them. As part of the ride, I rode up and down the 12 mile road up to the Sierra Blanca Ski area twice -6800 ft elev. to 10,500 ft elev. It is full of tight twistys, 180's and blind corners. With each trip up and down, as the tires got scrubbed in, I started hitting the corners harder and faster .. the tires felt better and better. I was really impressed with their grip.
I had 200 miles on them by the weekend. Since I had them roughed in and the "new tire slickness" gone, I felt confident enough with them to take my girlfriend out for a ride. The 3's did great. In fact the first long up hill (It is 1 1/8 mile) twisty and curvy the whole way) I startled her .. not intentionally. I have never tried to scare a passenger. I went into one corner leaning more than I ever had with her. Since we ride these roads a lot she is very familiar with that stretch of hiway. When we stopped for fuel, she said "Wow! thought you were trying to scrape your pegs! You have never leaned us so far over like that !!"
I always ride pretty conservatively with a passenger. The fact that these Anakee 3's grip so well, allowed me to ride a little more assertively with her. We rode 221 miles that day, accompanied by one of my riding buddies. Very happy with these tires. As I said earlier, the miles will tell When I have 6,000+ miles on them i will let you know how they have performed. I'm attaching a couple of photos. One of us coming down a rocky road riding 2 up. The tires never slipped once, I came down sitting on the saddle, rather than standing on the pegs because they gripped so well. The other is from a ride in the Capitan Mtns on a 29 mile ride. They were great on that ride also had 2 short water crossings, some soft sand (not deep) Have not been in rain yet so can't say anything about wet traction on pavement.
March 25, 2013