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ADV ProductsMichelin Launches its New Anakee Wild Dual-Sport Tire

Michelin Launches its New Anakee Wild Dual-Sport Tire

ADV Bikes get a new 50/50 dual sport tire option with radial technology.

Published on 02.25.2016

Michelin has announced the launch of its newest motorcycle tire — Michelin Anakee Wild — in markets around the world. The Anakee Wild is a knobby-style radial tire intended for larger adventure bikes that travel both on- and off-road.

Initially the tire will launch with four radial sizes, including those equipping what Michelin considers the “flagship” bike in this category, the BMW R1200GS. Additional sizes will enter the market during the year, thus covering most of the adventure bikes available.

Micehlin Anakee Wild

Michelin Anakee Wild Sizes


Front Sizes: 110/80 R 19; 120/70 R 19
Rear Sizes: 150/70 R 17; 170/60 R 17

The new Anakee Wild is aimed at riders who want to break away from paved roads and fully exploit the potential of bikes designed for roads or the most uneven, sandy, stony and muddy tracks. The tire was designed to adapt to all terrain types and situations, as well as the most varied climates. The mission of the development engineers was to combine three performance characteristics: on-road stability and comfort; resistance to overheating and wear; and increased wet-road and off-road traction.


Michelin Anakee Wild dual sport tires are packed with technology.

The new Michelin Anakee Wild achieves these goals through the new tread composition, optimized tread depth and the innovative design of the tread blocks, which was inspired by those used on Michelin Desert Tires that won the Paris-Dakar Rally 33 times. Additionally, the tire is the first radial made available on four different sizes of knobby tires.

Understanding the wide range of uses in the adventure-touring segment throughout the world enabled Michelin to design its tire ranges, which now include the new Anakee Wild. As a result, an adventure bike can now be fitted with three different Michelin tires, each adapted to a specific consumer use.


Michelin now offers a complete line of tires for all types of Adventure Touring.

Check out the video below for more details about the technology:

For more information visit the Michelin site.

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Author: Annette Peterson

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February 25, 2016 3:35 pm

I wonder what Michelins response would be to those who say, if you’re taking a bike off pavement – you need to fit tubes. Even in tubeless tyres – to cover if you get a damaged rim. ??

Told ya! Michelin Anakee Wild are out soon!  – D.I.Y. Motorcycle Adventures
February 25, 2016 4:30 pm
February 25, 2016 6:25 pm

These might be a contender for my V-Strom once I wear out its current set of (almost new) Shinko 705s. I’m running the newer Shinko 805’s on my DR650 and hate to say it but I’m not impressed at all. These definitely look better.

February 26, 2016 11:41 am

19 inch fronts and 17 inch rears? Michelin doesn’t sound especially serious about the off road bit.

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Dave Mason
February 26, 2016 12:50 pm
Reply to  NMBill

They’re serious about selling lots of them I’m sure, hence introducing them in a size to fit the largest volume of potential buyers.

February 26, 2016 9:32 pm

more tires for offroading no one that buys tires in this size is doing anyway on their 900 pound behemoth LOL

March 1, 2016 7:23 am

…the “flagship” bike in this category, the BMW R1200GS. LOL!

Plenty of current big adventure bikes are as good or better on pavement than the GS. Both the KTM 1290 and 1190R are by far better on and off road. Might be a new tire, but that’s an outdated remark. Those “three performance characteristics” are largely designed for on road, however, it will still give those spotless GS’s parked at cafes and hotels a more “wild” look.

April 3, 2016 9:55 pm
Reply to  Adam

I know a bunch of dudes that just started using these and its getting a lot of good reviews. They should be available for more bikes, more sizes, I assume as they were being and are still being tested; I assume you’ll see production increase as word gets out. Im not involved in any Tire company…Im a GS Giant. If you haven’t touched them, road with them yet; or, at least talked with someone who has…its merely speculation and conjecture. Lance Gines, Dennis Godwin, Lance Thomas, Shawn Thomas, and I could go on…..


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