The new MICHELIN Anakee Wild tire is being rolled out around the world
Michelin has announced the launch of its new tire – MICHELIN Anakee Wild – in markets around the world, from February 2016. Destined for big trail bikes, it is a radial tire designed for dual purpose on- and off-road use.
Currently available in four radial sizes, including those equipping the ‘flagship’ bike in this category, the BMW R 1200 GS, the range of available sizes for this tire will be completed by three additional sizes during the year, thus covering most of the trail bikes available on the market.
3 front sizes
- 110/80 R 19 (available within the 1st four months of 2016)
- 120/70 R 19 (available within the 1st four months of 2016)
- 90/90 - 21
4 rear sizes
- 150/70 R 17 (available within the 1st four months of 2016)
- 170/60 R 17 (available within the 1st four months of 2016)
- 130/80 - 17
- 140/80 - 17
The new MICHELIN Anakee Wild is aimed at bikers who seek adventure, either solo or with a passenger, who set out on treks, whether alone or in groups, for a weekend or longer, those for whom biking means expeditions, experiencing and discovering. It is aimed at riders who want to break away from paved roads and fully exploit the potential of bikes designed both for roads as well as the most uneven, sandy, stony and muddy tracks. The new MICHELIN Anakee Wild tire was thus designed to adapt to all terrain types and situations, as well as the most varied climates. In short it is a ‘multi-purpose’ tire that demonstrates its performance according to the conditions it is subjected to.
The mission of the development engineers was to combine three performance characteristics together. The new MICHELIN Anakee Wild tire thus ensures:
- Excellent mileage and resistance to overheating and wear. This is due to the new tread composition and optimised tread depth.
- On-road stability and comfort. This is due to the radial technology, available for the first time in the world on four different sizes of knobbly tires.
- Wet road grip, riding precision, as well as off-road traction. These combined performance characteristics are due to the innovative design of the tread blocks, inspired by those on the MICHELIN Desert tires, which have won the Paris-Dakar 33 times.