Ahead of next week’s annual EICMA Show in Milan, Michelin have dropped news of a brand new tyre… the Anakee Adventure!
Designed to slot in between the Road 5 Trail (100% road) and Anakee Wild (50% road vs 50% off road), this new 80/20 option has already been approved by BMW as an OE fitment for their exciting new R1250 GS.
On first look, we expect it to offer greater off-road performance than the popular Anakee III, so it should be an ideal option for riders who want to start exploring off-tarmac once in a while, without compromising their bikes on-road performance.
The tread pattern will offer excellent water drainage from around the contact patch area at all angles of lean, to give riders secure grip on wet roads as well.
Michelin have also employed their 2CT and 2CT+ constructions to create a tyre with a more wear resistant centre and softer shoulder areas for better cornering grip.
Matthew YE, Senior Vice President Worldwide, 2Wheel Business Line for Michelin commented:
“Our partnership with BMW Motorrad dates back to 2005 when we equipped the iconic BMW GS series. The new MICHELIN Anakee Adventure will especially address the needs of those BMW Motorrad customers who essentially use their trail bike on ordinary roads but who occasionally like to indulge in a little off-roading.”
The planned range of sizes is as follows:
- 130/80 R17 M/C 65H – Rear
- 140/80 R17 M/C 69H – Rear
- 150/70 R17 M/C 69V – Rear
- 170/60 R17 M/C 72V – Rear
- 150/70 R18 M/C 70V – Rear
- 100/90-19 M/C 57V – Front
- 110/80 R19 M/C 59V – Front
- 120/70 R19 M/C 60V – Front
- 90/90-21 M/C 54V – Front
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