The new Michelin Anakee Adventure has been type approved for fitment to the all new and rather wonderful R1250GS from BMW. The move sees BMW Motorrad and Michelin, both of whom are world renowned brands acclaimed for their expertise as well as their exacting standards, reinforce their collaboration in a spirit of mutual confidence.
The new Michelin Anakee Adventure joins the French firm’s Trail range. Michelin's Road 5 Trail range is for 100% road use. This latest addition to the range has a bias of for 80% road use and 20% track or trail use. This means it covers an even wider spectrum of trail riders needs depending on how frequently they venture off-road.
The Michelin Anakee Adventure stands out notably for its exceptional grip on wet roads. This is due to its new generation silica-enhanced compound. Gone is the terror of riding knobblies on wet tarmac! It also combines outstanding performance in dry weather with stability and resistance to wear. This is thanks to two Michelin-patented technologies: the companies Dual Compound 2CT and Dual Compound 2CT+.
The new Anakees open tread pattern provides the necessary traction when adventure calls and we stray onto tracks and trails.
Matthew Ye, the Senior Vice President Worldwide, of Michelin 2Wheel Business Line, commented: “Our partnership with BMW Motorrad dates back to 2005 when we initially equipped the iconic BMW GS series. The new Michelin Anakee Adventure is designed to address the needs of those BMW Motorrad customers who essentially use their adventure bike on ordinary roads but who occasionally like to indulge in a little off-roading.”
The 2019 R1250GS is available to test ride from both Kearys Motorrad in Cork and Joe Duffy Motorrad in Dublin's Finglas. Call Duffys on 018647750, or Kearys on 0215003600. For all things Michelin call Cotters on 014603807, or Ross Motorcycles in Cork on 021 4504800.