Michelin Anakee Adventure tyres have now arrived in Australia with more sizes arriving in May.
The tyres, unveiled at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan in November, are designed for riders who do about 80% tarmac touring and about 20% dirt riding.
Michelin Australia has now announced the sizes and pricing:
- 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V, $299, now available
- 150/70 R 17 M/C 69V, $279, now
- 150/70 R 18 M/C 70V, $299, now
- 130/80 R 17 M/C 65H, $249, May
- 140/80 R 17 M/C 69H, $259, May
- 90/90 – 21 M/C 54V, $179 now
- 110/80 R 19 M/C 59V, $229, now
- 120/70 R 19 M/C 60V, $239, now
- 100/90 – 19 M/C 57V, $179, May
The tyre joins their adventure range consisting of the Road 5 Trail for 100% road use and Anakee Wild for 50% road and 50% off-road.
Michelin claims the Anakee Adventure has exceptional grip on wet roads due to its new-generation silica-enhanced compound.
It is also claimed to have dry weather stability and long wear thanks to two Michelin-patented technologies.
Dual Compound 2CT means the front tyre combines different all-silica compounds for the crown and shoulders. This aids grip, especially on wet ground, with no detriment to dry weather performance or tyre life.
Michelin’s 2CT+ technology uses a rubber compound for the tyre’s crown that serves as a rigid ply passing under the edges of the shoulder compound. This makes the tread stiffer in depth for improved stability when leaning.
Anakee Adventure also has a new, open tread pattern for traction on unsealed tracks and trails.
The French tyre company recently scored second in the Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey behind Pirelli.
Michelin won in the first year in 2015 and again 2017.
The 2018 Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey of more than 350 riders reveals some startling findings about rider attitudes to their motorcycle tyres.
Almost half of Aussie motorcycle riders have not checked their tyre pressures in the past three months.
Some 13% ride on tyres they suspect have illegal tread and almost one in five riders delays buying new tyres.
When they do buy, one in 10 buys the cheapest tyres available and 7% admit they bought the wrong tyres for their bike and style of riding.
Canstar Blue says these statistics reveal that some riders are flirting with danger when it comes to riding on potentially unsafe tyres.