The new Michelin Anakee 2: At last, an adventure tyre that delivers both longevity and wet grip.
Innovation requires finding solutions in areas that make conflicting, seemingly irreconcilable demands on product performance. In a tyre, it’s all about maintaining balance. In theory, improving performance in one area means making sacrifices in another. Refusing to accept that premise, Michelin develops technologies that make it possible to simultaneously improve performance in different areas. That’s the price of progress, which is meaningful only if advances are made across the board. And that’s what Michelin has achieved with the Anakee 2, a new tyre for the market’s top-performing adventure touring bikes.
The Michelin Anakee 2 improves performance in two areas that no other adventure tyre has been able to reconcile – enhanced longevity and superior grip on wet roads. This balance was achieved thanks to the Michelin Group’s unique strategy of transferring racing tyre solutions to road tyres.
The goal of the new Michelin Anakee 2 is to enable safe driving on wet roads thanks to outstanding grip while delivering a level of wear-resistance that extends tyre life.
The results speak for themselves—the new Michelin Anakee 2 delivers at least 29% more total mileage than the other tyres tested. This additional mileage was obtained without affecting the other fundamental performance qualities that Michelin requires of its tyres. One of these is safety, since the Michelin Anakee 2 provides the same level of grip as its competitors in situations were adherence is reduced – such as on wet surfaces.
The Michelin Anakee 2’s longer tread life creates two distinct benefits. The first is for the individual. Michelin’s new tyre generates savings for users, who will be able to ride 29% further before changing their tyres than they would on either of the two competitors’ tyres.
The second benefit is for society as a whole. A tyre that lasts longer has a positive impact on raw material consumption. In other words, if, to achieve a given mileage, fewer tyres are manufactured then fewer end-of-life tyres must be disposed of as scrap.