Michelin Anakee 3 Tires
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Michelin Anakee 3 Tires

The replacement for the crowd favorite Anakee 2 tires has arrived! Michelin has vastly improved the Anakee in many ways including wear, feedback and wet weather performance. The Michelin Anakee 3 Tires are a further blend of long tread life, balance and rugged adventure.

Features:

  • Performance that lasts mile after mile with a new silica tread compound yields even more mileage compared to MICHELIN® Anakee® 2 tires
  • Innovative tread pattern inhibits irregular wear patterns, while evacuating water, dirt and mud
  • Transverse grooves efficiently evacuate water for dependable wet-weather grip
  • Beveled lateral grooves help shed mud and gravel when riding off-road
  • Enhanced ride qualities and tire architecture engineered for easy maneuverability and precise handling
  • Amazing stability and rider feedback, thanks to a new high-rigidity casing
  • Indented tread grooves help to provide consistent lateral grip even as the tire wears
  • Excellent wet traction and an innovative silica tread compounds offer the best balance between grip and durability
  • Distinctive tread pattern pulls water away from the contact patch

Note:  Anakee 3 tires are Bias Ply unless otherwise noted (e.g. 110/80R19 59H is a Radial Tire). TT indicates Tube Type Tire.

4.3 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.9 / 5
Features
3.8 / 5
Style
3.9 / 5
Grip
4.4 / 5
Tread Life
4.1 / 5
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Front / 120/70R19 60V 942439 14873 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 90/90-21 54V 876141 24155 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 90/90-21 54H 876142 24802 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 90/90-21 54S 876143 23614 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 110/80R19 59V 876145 23258 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Front / 100/90-19 57H 876146 26207 Available: Requires 1-3 business days lead time prior to shipment
Rear / 170/60R17 72V 942438 15006 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 120/90-17 64S TT 876147 25295 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 130/80R17 65H 876148 26219 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 150/70R17 69V 876151 24545 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/80R17 69H 876152 26447 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.3 / 5.0
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3.9 / 5
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5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Excellent on road - good off road
I purchased these tires when I bought my 2009 BMW R1200GS - that was two years ago. I have put 8,000 miles on them and have taken two RawHyde off-road courses/trips (so have extensive experience in off-road and challenging terrain.)

On-road, they corner magnificently and handle securely in wet conditions. They are smooth and I have gained significant confidence in these tires.

Off-road, they certainly handle mundane conditions such as dirt roads and two-tracks. The only time I have had issues was with very muddy, slick conditions I encountered in a 20 mile stretch. Other riders had TKC-80 type tires and had an easier time. I never went down; however, I was completely drained at the end of that experience. To be fair, though, everyone was uncomfortable (but none of the others could believe I made it through on street tires.)

As I said, I have put 8,000 miles on the tires and just bought a new pair. The wear was not significant; however, I had in my mind that this would be the mileage where I would replace them. I am very pleased that I am replacing them while they still have significant tread life. Great tire.
July 16, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
Excellent on pavement. Bad off road
If you are 100% street then this is an excellent choice. Grip, handling and cornering are excellent. I used the Anakee IIIs on a 2015 R1200GSA. The tires are wonderful in the twisties. Wet weather grip was excellent. They are confidence inspiring on the tarmac.

The problem arises off road. The tires aren't well suited to gravel and mud. It was so bad that I decided to swap them out for a set of Heidenau K60 Scouts. Now I have reasonable (but not great) on road handling and significantly better off road handling.
August 26, 2015
Ride:
2009 Triumph Bonneville T100
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
What a Surprise!
I'm not one to review products normally, but this tire is well deserved of one.
I have a 2012 650 Vstrom, Purchased in late Feb 2013 and have logged 11K miles thus far in preparation for a cross country journey. Bought these tires at 3K miles to replace the stock Bridgestones, which never felt quite confident underneath.
Here in NC, I've had plenty of mountain twisty rides, wet rides and a fair amount of off road dirt miles on these tires, with confidence abound.
Today, took it over the top (hence the review). At 8K miles on these puppies, I was off road in one of our National Forests in NC. It was a great road, which was taking me towards a deep water put in for kayakers. As I neared the trail's end, I should have paid a bit more respect to the last road sign.." Road Maintenance Ends Here".
Following a 4X4 with hefty suspension, I make my way towards the water.. and the grade starting to go down, down, down hill.. and the ruts got very deep, like whoops on a motocross course. Prior rain, also added some mud in the deep sections.
All I am thinking is: will my ABS screw me over and make me race towards the water for a big bath and "How am I going to get back up?"
Well the ABS hung in there somehow, yet getting back up was not going to be without those muddy ruts getting the best of me... a fall to the side in the middle of one deep rut had me a bit stranded. I had a kayaker give me a hand in uprighting and stabilizing the bike while I got my muddy self back in the saddle. Clutch, throttle, man diaper and some forward momentum, these Anakee 3's carried me right back up this precarious monster. Once safely at the top, found a place to dismount bike, calm the nerves and pay some serious respect to my bike and the tires which totally exceeded my expectations.
Anakee 3's ROCK!!
June 23, 2013
Ride:
2012 Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Brilliant!
I mounted the Anakee 3 on my F800GS after my stock Pirelli scorpion trail got worn off at 6500kms!
The Pirelli were absolutely horrible, I've lost the front wheel many times in low speed turns, they did not inspire confidence at all on the wet and going off-road would have been suicidal.
The Anakee 3 are a huge change from those awful stock tires, on all scores!

The grip is excellent, they warm up very quickly (i live in a hot country though) and they never ever made me lose confidence.
Lean angle, agility and stability are excellent. They are not too noisy nor vibrate (Both wheels have been balanced). I read it was an issue for some but honestly there is nothing to complain about and I am very sensitive to noises.

Another thing that surprised me is the improvement on braking and the later intervention of the ABS (on dry), compared to the Scorpion Trails.
Wet traction is good (for my riding type on wet roads), I never tried to push them to the limit, but I've never been surprised either! I live in the Caribbean and the rainfall is intense and daily, their wet performance was an absolute must for me and I am very satisfied in that regard.

I only did mild off-roading on good dirt roads at mid speeds so far, I can't really tell how they would behave in mud or heavy off-roading.

I would recommend those tires to anyone with a big dual-sport bike doing 90/10 on-road/off-road and looking for an awesome grip in all conditions, on asphalt and good dirt roads.

I initially didn't like their design that much compared to the Anakee 2, but now that i see them on my wheels I simply love them, they look very aggressive and technical, it may sound stupid but even this design inspires confidence in how they can perform on the road.
In my 10 years of riding I've come to a never contradicted conclusion: Michelin is a manufacturer you can trust.
Thanks Revzilla for the great prices and service!
September 14, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
3 / 5
Tread Life
5 / 5
Less street performance than expected
I ride a 2012 BMW 1200 GSA about 90/10. I push the limits on the street, but only get from A to B when off pavement. Anakee 3 on the back was an improvement for mileage and being able to dig into softer surfaces over Anakee 2. I have been disappointed with Anakee 3 on the front though. Its limits are noticeably less than the Anakee 2 for sport bike like street use. The front also felt nervous and was noisy for the first several thousand miles of highway travel. Worst feature though is the way it loses feel over tar snakes. On the plus side, it seems to resist washout better through loose gravel and does well in the rain. Bottom line is that for pushing hard on the streets, Anakee 3 on the front does not suit me.
September 25, 2014
Ride:
2004 Honda VFR800 Interceptor
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Huge improvement over OEM tires
Bought the Anakee 3's after exhaustive research (it's the way I roll# and recommendations from friends that ride similar big ADV bikes. The stock tires on my Triumph 1200 Explorer were very underwhelming. They had decent mileage, but sub-par grip, to the point where I had no confidence in them on twisty tarmac.

The Anakees 3's have comparatively excellent grip, both wet and dry, and on a 1,200 mile trip through the Arkansas twisties, my confidence was restored, to the point that my boot soles now have a nice bevel, and the tires are wearing fine, with plenty of tread left.

The only con I have with these is that they have a shallower profile, so that transitioning between left-right-left quick sharp turns takes more effort than the OEMs. The bike is no longer as flickable as it once was #such that a 600-lb ADV bike can be considered "flickable"), so there is a little more planning involved in setting up multiple tight turns, but the excellent grip of the Anakee 3's is a fine tradeoff, one which I'll happily live with.
April 25, 2016
Ride:
2014 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Grip
4 / 5
Tread Life
3 / 5
Good all-around tyre.
This is a replacement tyre for my 2015 1200 GS. I managed to squeeze out 7,000 miles before hitting the wear bars. This tyre has very good traction through many different riding environments during its short life. After maintaining recommended inflation pressures, this tyre managed to square off at around 3,000 miles.
With that said, I would recommend this tyre for street biased riding.
August 17, 2015
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Grip
5 / 5
Tread Life
4 / 5
Great road tires for adventure bikes
I put a set of these on my 2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 a few months ago and have about 3k on them now. I commute daily, and do the occasional trail ride on the weekends. I previously had Anakee 2s on the bike. Comparatively the 3s are much smoother and provide better grip on pavement, whether wet or dry. There is a slight but noticeable reduction in vibration felt over the 2s as well. I feel more confident getting the bike leaned over further on the 3s than I did on the 2s. I rated wet traction as good rather than excellent because of a slight difference off-road. I do not do anything crazy off-road, but I sometimes am out for a ride, see a trail I want to check out, and do so without letting any air out of the tires. To me, this was much easier on the 2s. The 3s fully inflated feel like your trying to ride with sport tires off-road. You really have to get them down to ~25 psi or so if you encounter any sand, rutted or rocky terrain.
March 22, 2016
Ride:
2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000
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