Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southeast Michigun
New Tire: Worse than Baskin Robins!!
I know, I know, sort of another tire question... Tried searching, but wasn't able to come up with some straight information....
The three tires that are on the radar for me are the Michelin Anakee 2, the Metzeler Tourance EXP, and the Bridgestone Battlewing. I found a comparison test in Motorrad Magazine (a German mag apparently?) where they tested all three (along with several others).
-The Anakee (the one I'm leaning towards) placed dead-last in the dry, third in the wet, and an overall finish of 3rd in the test.
-The Metzeler out-performed the Anakee, but placed dead last for wear.
-The BattleWing was mid-pack across the board.
So, given that I do 99.9% on-road riding, and of that, 95% of that is freeway, and I'm a very tame rider by any standards, that raises three questions:
1)To those with the Anakee, how bad are they, really, in the dry? My excitement might be a speedy sweeping off-ramp, but that's about the extent of my agressive riding.
2)To those with the Tourance, how well do they hold up? If I can get 10-15 thousand miles on them, I'll be happy.
3)For the BattleWing riders, is anyone really UNhappy with them?
And for my purposes, price isn't an issue... All three are within $30 of each other from the local bike shop.
I gotta order something ASAP. Riding season is rapidly coming to an end!