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This review is for Michelin Anakee 3 Motorcycle Tires - Package Deals
Amazing tire - A41capt AZ
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Versatile, great performer
Cons: None so far
I was skeptical at first, I'm the first to admit it, but it didn't take me long to realize that this tire was everything Michelin said it was. On the road it snakes through the twisties like a street tire, off road it runs like an enduro tire. Mud, not so much, but then again, you can't have it all
This review is for Michelin Anakee 3 Motorcycle Tires - Front
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.