Michelin Anakee 3 Tires
Not as good as the Anakee 2...a step back
Loved the A2, bummed when discontinued but tried the A3 because of the "promises". Rear wears about the same at 4500 but it's squaring and never happened on the A2. I can squeeze a few more miles out of the rear. The front of the A3 is toast now. I got about 10K miles on the A2 front so this is really bad. Same tire pressures, riding conditions etc on both the A2 and A3.
Pavement performance was better but nervous on tire snakes. The little bit of off roading I do on this bike #08GSA#, the A3 sucked. Going to give Metz Next a try. Mich...bring back the A2!!!!
February 23, 2014
4000 miles and wearing well
I installed these on my 2012 Triumph Scrambler and now after 4000 miles I can say that I am happy with my choice. The tires are great on the highway. I no longer even bat an eye at uneven pavement, they are that smooth. It's a huge improvement over the OEM tires. The tires still give good traction on gravel roads, but don't like sand and loose dirt. My biggest beef was the long scrub in time. For the first 1000 miles, I was nervous because of some rear wheel sliding, but now I have my confidence back. They really hold the pavement in a turn. I can't comment on wet traction - I live in the desert. They hardly show signs of wear, but I'll report back as I continue to log the miles. These tires are on my daily driver, so the miles add up quickly.
February 22, 2014
The Anakee 3 on a Super Tenere
On the various motorcycles I have had over the years when I upgraded from the factory tire to a Michelin tire it has always been a significant improvement. The Anakee 3 upgrade from the OEM Bridgestone made a great handling bike into a superb handling bike.
The Yamaha for a big heavy super torque bike it gets great tire wear even on the Bridgestone’s of 7200 miles and could have gotten more. With the Anakee 3’s I am hoping to get 10 to 12 thousand miles from them.
Before the Yamaha Super Tenere I had a Suzuki V-Strom 1000 that I went through two rear tires and one front tire of over 8000 miles on each rear tire of the Anakee 2’s. The Anakee 3 according to Michelin is suppose have a greater life span and I believe they will because I have a 1000 miles on the 3’s now still looking new.
I have maybe 50 miles on dirt and fire roads and the tires and bike have worked better than expected so far never a white knuckle moment. Cornering on pavement I have had no slippage and looking at the rear tire you can see I have used the entire tire from one edge to the other.
On concrete the tire does sing from 45 mph to 60 mph over 60 mph the wind noise takes over and I can’t hear them. Even this is only noticeable when I forgot to wear my ear plugs.
All and all the Anakee 3 is a great tire and an improvement over another great tire the Anakee 2.
January 6, 2014
Great but loud
I ride a triumph tiger 800 roadie. This is the third set of tires I have had on this bike and my favorite so far. I was surprised that the tread pattern did so well in gravel. So far has done well in all conditions. My only complaint is they are LOUD. By far the loudest tire I have had on any motorcycle I have owned. They also corner better than any of the Dual Sport tires I have had, worth the trade off for the noise for me.
December 27, 2013
I live and ride daily on a very twisty road. Yes, I get to ride it to work and back every day. This is my third set of these tires. Although my first of the 3 series. They seem to be wearing well and the traction is great riding a big R1200 GS with a big guy in the saddle. Will stick with these in the future. Oh and 10k per set and still had some tread life left when I replace the last two sets.
December 16, 2013
Great street tire for my GSA
This has been a great street tire for my GSA. I usually run the TKC for exploration and have recently switched to the Sava but I needed a tire for those 90/10 days and the Anakee is working great. Good traction and so far the wear has been very good. After 2,000 miles there is little sign of center tread wear.
December 9, 2013
Seems to be satisfying my wants.
The last rear tire (replacement Trail wings for stock Bridgstone Trail wings) on my DL1000 V-Strom Suzuki was worn out by 3900 miles (I ride in the mountains and harder than most). I wanted a tire with at least the adhesion and comfort of the stock tire with better mileage. I have a little more than 1000 miles on the Anakee 3 and am very satisfied with ability to stay in balance, comfort, wet and dry surface traction. I would have given 5 stars if I had enough experience with the 3s to know whether I will get at least 5000 miles. If i do i will surely be replacing with the same and getting the Anakee for the front also.
November 26, 2013
Good grip. Good wear.
Bought these tires before an 8000 mile trip out west. Riding a BMW R1150GS, one up and loaded with gear. Good performance on the slab and in Utah's dirt and gravel and caliche clay. Tires performed well on all surfaces. Both tires now have close to 10k miles and still look good-probably another couple thousand miles of wear left. The tires are a little buzzy at 60-65mph but after getting used to the road noise, it's really not an issue. These tires did their job.
November 25, 2013