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2019 R1250 GSA
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The Michelin website says the tire will be original equipment on 2019 BMW R1250 GS's, available beginning January 2019. The truck that just delivered three 2019 R1250 GSA's to my dealer had two bikes with the Anakee III's installed (including my bike) and interestingly, the third 2019 GSA had the new Anakee Adventure tires installed.
 

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I'm interested in finding out how noisy these new Adventure version tires are when compared to the 3 or the Wilds. The Wilds are obnoxiously loud - no bother with ear plugs but for any short trip without hearing protection, they're crazy loud.
 

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I've got about 200 miles on my Anakee Adventures now after a nice ride today. It wasn't raining while we rode but the roads were wet for much of the riding time. I have noted there is an audible whine anytime you come off the center of the tire (leaning left or right) in the least little bit. It isn't annoying, but it is noticeable. Grip seems adequate and comparing them to the Pilot Road 4s I had on my Multistrada, I can't see a reason currently to not go back with the Anakee Adventures. I'm still getting accustomed to the GSA but we had a somewhat spirited rides in the North GA Mountains today. I do think in some scenarios I feel a ripple or slight vibration from the tires (air pressures are 36 front and 41 rear I believe). The chicken strips on the rear will give a person a complex...lol. The PR4s I had on the Multi, I'd reach the edge of the rear before reaching the edge of the front.



 

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It looks like you rode them hard and got some heat into them. I've left a lot of soft compound rubber on the roads of N. Georgia over my life and it's a fun place to do that. Did you get off on any of the unpaved forest roads up there? There's a great loop I did on my GS a year ago called the Smoky Mountain 500 that is about 80% unpaved and your bike is perfect for the ride. I'd be interested in how well planted they feel on a dirt/gravel road.

You can get the GPS track for that ride on ADVrider.com
 

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I’ll have to check that out. We are more on road guys but plan to do some trail stuff when it warms up. This is the first bike I’ve had that I’d be comfortable spending anytime off-road.
 

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I’ll have to check that out. We are more on road guys but plan to do some trail stuff when it warms up. This is the first bike I’ve had that I’d be comfortable spending anytime off-road.
I ride a lot off road and my thought, just looking at these tires, is that they'll be fine for all but the gnarliest stuff. Where the Wilds or TKC 80s come in to their own is in soft sand, mud, and climbing up rocky rutted up steep slopes. If it weren't for the long road trips I'm going to take this year on the GS, I'd just put another set of the Wilds on it and live with the noise/vibration/wear they offer.
 

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Anakee Adventure Tires

Just got mine ( front & rear ) from the UK delivered in less than 3 days to SoCa for $315 total. Will put them on just before an Alaska trip in late May. Hoping to run the whole trip on one set of tires. In the past got 18K miles on Dunlop multi-compound tires on my Harley. It'll be nice if I don't have to look for tires in Canada or Alaska.
 

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Just got mine ( front & rear ) from the UK delivered in less than 3 days to SoCa for $315 total. Will put them on just before an Alaska trip in late May. Hoping to run the whole trip on one set of tires. In the past got 18K miles on Dunlop multi-compound tires on my Harley. It'll be nice if I don't have to look for tires in Canada or Alaska.
I need a new set of tires now and look to hear feed back on these before I buy. Until these came out I was looking at the Dunlop Trail Smart tires but will hold off a little longer until there is good feedback on these new Adventure Tires.
 

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I got the Michelin Anakee Adventure tires mounted this morning and did a short 20 mile toodle. My first impression is that they are going to be a great fit for my riding style. There is a slight more noise than the OEM Anakee III's, but it's not bothersome.

They turn in pretty quickly and there is no tire whine at any speed that I heard. After a few hundred miles and some off road time, I'll post an update.

UPDATE: After a spirited 150 ride through mountains around Ojai, CA. I can report that these are my new favorite tires. They have great grip, are pretty quiet and handle mild off road situations with ease. I'll still be using my 50/50 tires when I need to really get into the gnarly stuff.
 

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That tread design looks a lot more effective than the previous ones that came on my gs. Those anakee were really irritating from a noise point and handling were not what i was used to the the tourance. I changed to the tourance recently long before the anakee were gone. Just couldn't get used to them.
 

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Ankee Adventure

I'm waiting to see how the handling and mileage goes with these new tires go. As I see it, there's more to a tire than the thread design. On my Harley I went from a OEM Dunlop to the new dual compound with harder rubber down the center and softer on the sides. I went from 8K miles to 18K miles from a tire that didn't cost anymore and cornered better. These new Ankee Adventure tire have silica enhanced compound for wet weather and two Michelin-patented technologies: MICHELIN® Dual Compound 2CT and MICHELIN® Dual Compound 2CT+. I hope to get a lot more mileage for long distance non spirited touring. While I'm not a canyon carver, I'm sure those who are will comment on this tires performance. It's one thing doing an oil change somewhere in Canada or Alaska, I don't want to look for tires too.
 
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