At the recommendation of some on this forum, I bought a Michelin Pilot RT4 for the front of my 17' 1200GSA back in November and, not being able to ride for a time, just put it on a week ago. I now have about 200 miles on since the installation, over all types of paved surfaces, and at speeds up to 85 MPH. The road noise is all but gone. The Anakee III's would put up a horrible static-like noise, most especially on asphalt/slag surfaces, very common where I live, but this is missing on the new tire. These tires are not knobbies, but judging from the tread, the off-road ability should be as good as the A-III's.