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Hey all-
Anyone know what comes stock with the 2020 1250GSA HP (sales person did not know)
dealer had one on the floor but was sold
Just the non adventures on the floor and noticed one had the Anakee and another with a more street looking tire,
believe it's Bridgestone?
Looking to get a GSA in HP clothes and hoping it comes with the more street oriented rubber
Thanks is advance
 

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The 2019 GSA's I looked at all had Anakee Adventure's on them. For 2020?? it's Anyone's guess, with that said, pick the tires you want and make that part of the purchase deal. My regular GS came with Bridgestone Battlax A41 tires, and so far I really like them. Great street tire, I haven't had them in the dirt yet. I only have a couple of K on them, so I'm not sure how long they'll last.
 

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Most 2019 GSAs came with Anakee Adventures. My 1250GS came with the Battleax. I was surprised that they were as good as they were on pavement. Not great, but good enough to wear them out. I replaced them when they ran out of rubber with Anakee Adventures and like them more. They are quite sticky and neutral handling on paved roads with the added benefit of handling all but mud and deep sand off road well enough. It would take one heck of a rider to outperform the AAs on pavement. I’ve had 100% road tires on other bikes that did not perform as well on pavement as the AAs. PR4s didn’t make it to the end in my K1600. My recommendation is to not worry about what comes stock on your GSA. Whatever tires come on it will be fine for roads unless you ride it like Valentino Rossi, in which case, you wouldn’t be buying a GSA.
 

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The 2019 GSA's I looked at all had Anakee Adventure's on them. For 2020?? it's Anyone's guess, with that said, pick the tires you want and make that part of the purchase deal. My regular GS came with Bridgestone Battlax A41 tires, and so far I really like them. Great street tire, I haven't had them in the dirt yet. I only have a couple of K on them, so I'm not sure how long they'll last.
Awesome now I know- Yes definitely incorporating that into the deal, thats what the demo bike had and liked them

Most 2019 GSAs came with Anakee Adventures. My 1250GS came with the Battleax. I was surprised that they were as good as they were on pavement. Not great, but good enough to wear them out. I replaced them when they ran out of rubber with Anakee Adventures and like them more. They are quite sticky and neutral handling on paved roads with the added benefit of handling all but mud and deep sand off road well enough. It would take one heck of a rider to outperform the AAs on pavement. I’ve had 100% road tires on other bikes that did not perform as well on pavement as the AAs. PR4s didn’t make it to the end in my K1600. My recommendation is to not worry about what comes stock on your GSA. Whatever tires come on it will be fine for roads unless you ride it like Valentino Rossi, in which case, you wouldn’t be buying a GSA.
OK, maybe not like the doctor but more like the Kentucky kid-
I think Rossi has a motocross track in his back yard (not unless I'm confusing him with another rider??) so I can see him getting an adv bike
Glad to hear that the AA's are good, just read that the AA's are loud and tend to make the GS(A)'s built in road amplifier that sends road noise straight to the rider even worse... folks who replaced it a different tire makes the "tunnel noise" alot more tolerable
 

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Glad to hear that the AA's are good, just read that the AA's are loud and tend to make the GS(A)'s built in road amplifier that sends road noise straight to the rider even worse... folks who replaced it a different tire makes the "tunnel noise" alot more tolerable
As mentioned earlier, my bike came with Anakee III's. My next tire was the Anakee Adventures and in my opinion they were no nosier than the III's but then I wear ear plugs. I thought this was a great road tire but they lacked in off-road performance. I have since switched to the Anakee Wilds.....talk about a noisy tire!
 

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Awesome now I know- Yes definitely incorporating that into the deal, thats what the demo bike had and liked them



OK, maybe not like the doctor but more like the Kentucky kid-
I think Rossi has a motocross track in his back yard (not unless I'm confusing him with another rider??) so I can see him getting an adv bike
Glad to hear that the AA's are good, just read that the AA's are loud and tend to make the GS(A)'s built in road amplifier that sends road noise straight to the rider even worse... folks who replaced it a different tire makes the "tunnel noise" alot more tolerable
Rossi is a MotoGP legend in his own time. No doubt, he would give a motocrosss rider a run for his money, but when I think Rossi, I don’t think motocrosss. I think you may be mistaking him for someone else.
I also think you may be confusing Anakee Adventures with Anakee IIIs.
AAs are not loud at all. They are often confused with the Anakee IIIs, which are quite loud. A bit of research on this forum will make this clear. As I said earlier, my 1250 GS came with the Battleaxs. As between them and the AAs, the AAs are more quiet, stickier on pavement, handle better and perform better off road. I’m not knocking the Battkeaxs. As I have said, they are really good tires for the GS or GSA that is ridden primarily on pavement. They are just not as good at that as the AAs in my opinion and not anywhere near as good off road. If I rode mostly on pavement, I would be happy if my new bike came with AAs as OEM. If, on the other hand, Battkeaxs is what comes, I’d be happy to ride them until they died as well. No need to fuss with swapping them as part of your deal. I’d use the deal capital that you would expend on tire swapping for something more useful like a Nav VI thrown into the deal. Good luck with hour new bike whatever you decide to do. The 1250 GS and GSAs are awesome motorcycles.
 

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Rossi is a MotoGP legend in his own time. No doubt, he would give a motocrosss rider a run for his money, but when I think Rossi, I don’t think motocrosss. I think you may be mistaking him for someone else.
I also think you may be confusing Anakee Adventures with Anakee IIIs.
AAs are not loud at all. They are often confused with the Anakee IIIs, which are quite loud. A bit of research on this forum will make this clear. As I said earlier, my 1250 GS came with the Battleaxs. As between them and the AAs, the AAs are more quiet, stickier on pavement, handle better and perform better off road. I’m not knocking the Battkeaxs. As I have said, they are really good tires for the GS or GSA that is ridden primarily on pavement. They are just not as good at that as the AAs in my opinion and not anywhere near as good off road. If I rode mostly on pavement, I would be happy if my new bike came with AAs as OEM. If, on the other hand, Battkeaxs is what comes, I’d be happy to ride them until they died as well. No need to fuss with swapping them as part of your deal. I’d use the deal capital that you would expend on tire swapping for something more useful like a Nav VI thrown into the deal. Good luck with hour new bike whatever you decide to do. The 1250 GS and GSAs are awesome motorcycles.
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As mentioned earlier, my bike came with Anakee III's. My next tire was the Anakee Adventures and in my opinion they were no nosier than the III's but then I wear ear plugs. I thought this was a great road tire but they lacked in off-road performance. I have since switched to the Anakee Wilds.....talk about a noisy tire!
Knobby is French for noisy!
 

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Most 2019 GSAs came with Anakee Adventures. My 1250GS came with the Battleax. I was surprised that they were as good as they were on pavement. Not great, but good enough to wear them out. I replaced them when they ran out of rubber with Anakee Adventures and like them more. They are quite sticky and neutral handling on paved roads with the added benefit of handling all but mud and deep sand off road well enough. It would take one heck of a rider to outperform the AAs on pavement. I’ve had 100% road tires on other bikes that did not perform as well on pavement as the AAs. PR4s didn’t make it to the end in my K1600. My recommendation is to not worry about what comes stock on your GSA. Whatever tires come on it will be fine for roads unless you ride it like Valentino Rossi, in which case, you wouldn’t be buying a GSA.
I'm sure you meant Marc Marquez! Ha ha:surprise:
 

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2020 GSA = Michelin Anakee Adventure

I have a 2020 Exclusive Premium and it came with Michelin Anakee Adventure tires and they work very well on the street.
Still getting used to it before I hit the Off Road
 

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Just looked at the 2020 models GS and GSA yesterday at Morton's BMW in Fredericksburg VA, the GSA had Bridgestones and the GS had Michelin tires.
 
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