Michelin Anakee 3 tires are the successor to the ever popular Michelin Anakee 2 tires. A street oriented dual sport tire, the Michelin Anakee 3 features a unique tread pattern that is designed to efficiently evacuate water, mud, and gravel, while providing good on road performance. A high silica content rubber compound is used for enhanced wet weather grip and longer tread life. Michelin Anakee III tires are designed specifically for the adventure touring rider. Dual sport tires have a tough job of performing well both on and off-road, and Michelin Anakee 3 tires are up to the task - order your set today!
Performance that lasts mile after mile
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
Enhanced ride qualities
Tire architecture engineered for easy maneuverability and precise handling
Excellent stability and rider feedback, thanks to a new high-rigidity casing
Excellent wet traction
Innovative silica tread compounds offer the best balance between grip
Distinctive tread pattern pulls water away from the contact patch
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Anakee 3 Solid tire...very solid - Scott
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Long Reported Tire Wear we'll see, Great grip, Deep channels to push away gunk, Provide a lot of feedback to rider, Solid traction in the dirt
Cons: Firm rubber makes the ride less plush, Provide a lot of feedback to rider, Squirrely in loose sand, LOUD
Overall, I really like the Anakee 3 tires. I chose them because of excessive positive feedback in the Adventure-Touring Community I ride a 2012 Suzuki DL650. Michelin and other riders say I should get approximately 15-20,000 miles out of these tires, and I hope that is true, because that's why i spent the extra money. The Good It is hard to tell in pictures, but the tread on these tires is MASSIVE. At first glance, they look like street tires. That's on purpose and they perform very well on the street. But the VERY deep channels perfectly clear away mud and water that gets in the grooves, keeping the tire firmly planted. Going from old tires to these I felt as though I was sitting on top of a ball. It felt almost tipsy at first. I guess that's what I get for letting my old tires go so far. The first 250 miles or so you need to be careful going across Road Paint turn arrows and such because they are a bit slick. But, after that I've felt the tires hold very well. Also, watch out for tar snakes. On the dirt, I can immediately tell this is where these tires shine. They provide EXCELLENT feedback to the rider. At first, I thought they were extremely squirrely and on loose sand they can be but I am starting to conclude that they are more planted than my old tires, but the difference is I can FEEL the moving around because these tires are MUCH firmer than my old OEM Bridgestone TrailWings. I have not ventured into any REAL mud just through a few little puddles, but I see no reason why they won't grip VERY well. The Bad Because these tires are very firm, they really do provide a little too much feedback to the rider when on the highway. I find the ride comfort to be slightly reduced do to extra vibration and front-end wobble due to the deep grooves in the tires. The ride comfort is significantly less than true touring tires, and a little less than my TrailWings. In addition, these tires are VERY loud. The service shop even noted that during the checkout ride. On my Vstrom, this is significant because it is a very quiet bike when the wind noise is managed. The tires also feel less planted than my TrailWings in soft sand however, perhaps I'm still getting use to them. I have never felt like I was going to dump the bike, but I DEFINITELY need to be standing on the pegs going through it because the bike needs to be able to move. Experience will prove that these tires are great off-road. Summary Great 8020 roaddirt tire. They will last a LONG time for you tourers and will allow you hit to some pretty good fire trails and service roads. They are loud...your buddies will probably let you know about it, but then you'll leave em in the dust on the trail. They aren't Off-road tires...so they aren't as loud as knobbies, but you'll know you put a new tire on. Great tire. I will buy them again.