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Eddie’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Anakee® III
Motorcycle: 2012 Yamaha XTZ12BB Super Tenere

Annual Mileage: 5,000 – 10,000
Location: Columbus, Georgia

I’m one of fellow reviewer Twayscyc’s customers and installed the Anakee IIIs on my Super Tenere based upon his recommendation and my own experience with the original Anakees I ran on my former 2002 DL1000. I’ve owned everything from a CBR250R to dual sports, sport bikes, Gold Wings and cruisers and I have never gotten the mileage out of a set of tires as I have the Anakee IIIs! They stick, handle great and are by a margin the longest lasting tires I’ve ever run (in well over 300,000 + miles of riding). The Super Tenere is a heavy bike on relatively narrow tires. Doesn’t matter. I can rail the curves like I was on a true sport bike, dragging a peg now and again without fear. Sure, they aren’t sand or mud tires. The Anakee Wilds cover that. The Anakees do a nice job on unpaved roads just fine, though.
 Would I buy another set? Heck yeah!

  1. Twayscyc’s Story
  2. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Anakee® III
    Motorcycle: 2014 Yamaha Super Tenere’ XTZ12
    Annual Mileage: 10,000+
    Location: Auburn, Alabama

    This is my 2nd Super Tenere’ and I have sampled several brand tires on the two. When Michelin offered the Anakee IIIs I had to try them out. I ride quite a lot (15,000 miles in 15 months) about 80% highway & 20% dirt/gravel roads and these tires are nothing short of amazing. Wet/ dry, on the street they are like Pilot Road 3s in terms of grip & handling. In dry dirt they work way better than they should! I am a Yamaha Dealer of 30 years and a Michelin Performance Tire Center also for well over 20 years so I can say I have several customers who have had the same results out of their Anakee IIIs.

  3. Saintdeath’s Story
  4. Tire Rating:
    Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
    Motorcycle: 2005 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide
    Annual Mileage: 5,000 – 10,000
    Location: Flag Pond, Tennessee

    I switched to the Michelin Commander 2 series about 2 years ago. I only got around 6k miles average on the Dunlop 402 series. They grip fine but are extremely too soft, in my opinion, and wear out entirely too quickly! So when I switched I noticed a huge difference! I ended up getting 19k out of my rear tire and have 13k on my front and it still looks near new! I’m very pleased to have these tires on my bike! I will be staying with them as long as they’re being made!

  5. Gary’s Story
  6. Tire Rating:
    Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
    Motorcycle: 1994 Honda Magna V-4
    Annual Mileage: 5,000 – 10,000
    Location: Troy, Ohio

    I have owned this motorcycle nine years, and have acquired over 35,000 miles so far. I have had problems with the stock rear tire having poor traction during braking and corning. After installing the Commander II tires I can now use the rear brake without fear of locking up the rear tire. There is abundant tire grip in the corners compared to the stock Dunlop K555. This being in dry or wet conditions. I have approximately 5,000 miles on them and there is no sign of wear. The Dunlop would show flatting of the center tread by now. I would recommend this tire to anyone using the K555 as a replacement. The Commander II’s are far superior to the original tires and at a great price.
 All of my friends on the Magna Third Gen forum are switching to the Commander II tire with the same results.
 Thanks Michelin.

  7. Jchcobra’s Story
  8. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
    Motorcycle: 2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna Superglide
    Annual Mileage: 3,000 – 5,000
    Location: Pittsford, Vermont

    jchcobraThis photo shows my 2011 Harley on the right and my wife’s 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit. Harley came with Michelin Scorchers installed. Great wearing tires with great traction. I replaced these with Michelin Commander II’s at 13000 miles rear and 15000 miles front. My style of riding sometimes includes hard acceleration, probably a guy thing! I now have 23000 miles and tires are wearing great. lots of tread left and the ride along with traction is very good. When the tires get down on my wife’s Honda, I will replace with Commanders also. I have used lots of different brands over the years on other bikes, but will stick with Michelin from now on.