Tire Rating: 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!