Michelin Anakee 3 Tires
Great tire choice for dual sport
Can't comment on tread life, because I've only ridden 500 miles or so on them. Same for value, although from what I've read, these should last at least as long as other tire choices.
Cornering feels great. No slip on the wet spots I've encountered. Smooth riding and confident on dirt roads. I have not done any serious off-roading on them though.
April 20, 2015
Worst dual sport tire I ever rode!
I put these on my 2005 1200GS. The next few months I rode them for about 1000 miles in all kinds of conditions, wet, dry, mud, rocks, gravel sand, and highway, then took them off and gave them away because I could not possibly live with them until they wore out. This is without doubt one of the worst tires I have EVER ridden, and I have ridden most of them. Other than a pretty good tread life expectation from the miles that I did ride them, I found no condition in which they performed other than sketchy at best. They were prone to butt puckering type slight slips and skids on any kind of dirt, sand, rocks, gravel and wet pavement, under even moderate use. I never felt confident that these tires were going to stay underneath me.
April 16, 2015
Too early to say definitively.....but.
A little too early for me to comment on some of the characteristics of this tire, particularly tread life.
I decided to purchase this tire after extensive research and having read countless reviews. My other top choice was the Continental TKC70. Again, Revzilla's (read Anthony's) reviews
were instrumental in my decision making process.
Great customer service, great selection, great pricing-thanks Revzilla.
March 30, 2015
Grips very well on road and does great on dirt as long as you stay out of deep sand. The only exception I've noticed is it does lose some traction on painted lines and glossy asphalt road patches. I was able to get 10,000 miles out of the rear tire and the front is still going strong at over 13,000 miles. Riding a 2014 GS 1200.
March 2, 2015
I'll start by saying that I was really impressed with the dry and wet pavement grip with these tires when freshly put on my bike. The off-road performance wasn't bad for an 80/20 either. The big problem I've had with now two sets of these tires is that I've had punctures through the treads which have limited my use of these tires to only 6000 miles. There is still plenty of tread left but I don't really trust a tire with a plug in it. The first time was a slow leak but this last episode was a really quick loss of air pressure in my rear tire while going 80 mph down the highway.
February 11, 2015
good tire overall...
This is a nice tire.... Good on road and Light offroad (little mud and stones).... Really really sucks on sand and loose dirt.... No comments on wet traction as I didn't RIDE ir on the rain
February 2, 2015
why didnt i fit these to my bike sooner
had on a set of bridgestone battle ax tires on and they were good but the level of grip i get with these is fantastic almost every conner i go through on my F700 GS i can feel the toe of my boot dragging. the confidence these tires give is amazing as well, honestly they have done a great job with this tire and cant wait to see where they take me.
November 11, 2014
Excellent 80/20 tire choice for a big ADV bike
I ride my Yamaha Super Tenere off-road often but also ride long distances to out-of-the-way locations. I needed a tire I could put lots of miles on and still have off-road traction when I got there. I live in Oregon where it rains a lot and needed good wet-weather traction, especially in the winter. My Anakee 3s are doing all of this for me. I've got 3000 miles on them with no discernible wear yet. They have good all-weather grip and smooth predicable handling in all conditions. They are also very good on the forest roads and trails up here in Oregon. I'm totally satisfied.
November 3, 2014