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.