Hm... didn't think about that. I probably won't ever be on a dirt road that would put those knobby tires to use...
Michelin's noted for making good rain tires and the Anakee IIIs are no exception. The Super Tenere has TC/ABS and I can't recall either kicking in while riding in the rain.Took a look at the Michelin Anakee III and they seem to be great tires, if they're good enough for the GS Adventure then it's good enough for the scr950. How does it handle wet pavement?
The hard parts start to drag right as the rear tire reaches the edge. The front is too rounded to be rid of the chicken strips.what i can tell from those tires... not enough leaning
We put a set of Commander IIs on my girlfriend's V-Star 950 and they seem to be wearing fine. Less than the stock Dunlops and she says they ride much better, too.The Michelin Commander II tires seems pretty good too and they're supposed to last up to 25,000 miles. Not bad if durability is what you're looking for.
Eddie, I concur, I had a set of these on my GS and ran them thru the rain, gravel, dirt, mud and even snow! A very good all purpose tire.Put the new Michelin Anakee IIIs to the rain test this morning on the ride home. It was POURING and I never felt the bike slip, slide or otherwise break traction.
I once actually leaned on the brakes a bit more firmly than I might have otherwise and all the bike did was stop. I'm a happy camper!
Good Comment Eddie.The trick to buying a long-lasting tire is to ride enough to use it up before it starts to age and harden. It doesn't take as long as one might think, either. We had customers bring in tires to be mounted that'd been bought online with build dates of 2 or more years and they felt noticeably harder/less resilient than a set of "fresh" tires.
It might wear just as long, but it won't offer the same grip.
You pays yer' money, you takes yer' chances, as they say.