SactoStromer’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN Anakee III
Motorcycle: 2011 Suzuki VStrom 650
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: Rocklin, California

After 22,600 miles, I just put on my second set of Anakee 3’s. These tires are easily the most confidence inspiring, capable adventure tire that I have ever experienced. You’d think that with high mileage capability there would be a sacrifice in traction to provide the exceptional treadwear lifetime. Wrong. These tires were glued to the road (concrete, blacktop, decades old neglected concrete, dirt, gravel, etc.) at all times, regardless of weather conditions. I often found myself doing better in dirt than others with similar bikes mounted with knobbies. I don’t know how they manged to design such a capable tire with seemingly minimal tread design, but they’ve done so admirably. I will say with out question that I will never own another adventure bike that does not have Anakee 3’s mounted. For the 80% paved/20% unpaved adventure riders, this tire is what you’ve been looking for. An absolute must.

EC’s Story

Tire Rating: 4 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN Anakee III
Motorcycle: 2013 Kawasaki KLR650
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: State of Washington

Just bought my second set of Anakee IIIs. Rear tire covered 17,000 miles on the KLR650 and still had a couple of thousand left on it when changed out. Front still has a lot of tread left. Great street tires, good grip on mountain highways, good traction in heavy northwest rain, stable – handle grooved pavement and grated bridge decks better than any other tire I have had. Ever.
 Also the stiffest, most difficult to mount on a rim. Ever. But…I bought a second set without a second thought.
 I love these tires.

Visian’s Story

Tire Rating: 4 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN Anakee III
Motorcycle: 2000 BMW R 1150 GS
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: Georgia

Visian's TireThe “new shoes” feeling was never better after mounting these tires. I felt like I was riding in a high-end German car for a while… very smooth and composed. These tires are excellent in the twisties (wet or dry), provide better mileage than competitive tires, and can handle light adventures on dirt and gravel roads and other dry surfaces. Sand and mud aren’t a strength, but you wouldn’t choose any tire like this for those types of conditions. Some have complained about road noise, it’s never been an issue for me, and I wear earplugs. Interestingly, I wore out the front tire just as fast as the rear… but I use the front brake heavily and am a fairly aggressive rider. The Anakee III is an excellent highway and rough surface tire.