The trip went well and so did each of the tires. I traveled 5,500 kilometres - about 1,000 gravel/dirt and 4,500 pavement.
The Michelin Anakee Wild on the front still has about 40% of its life left, which is amazing.
The Mitas E12 did really well considering it is a 20/80 (offroad/road) tire. It still has about 500 -700 kilometres (maybe a 1,000 for street) left (started with 15-16mm of tread and is down to about 5-6mm).
I was really impressed with both. They both are surprisingly good on the highway even when pushed on twisty pavement. Both good in rain and muck. I'd buy both again.
IMHO, the Anakee Wild has better offroad and onroad performance than the 804/805 Shinko - the Michelin replaced a set of the Shinko's. I really liked the Shinko tires but the Michelin seems to offer more across the board.
As for the MC23 Rockrider, I have put a set on my CRF250L and they are really good. 500 - 700 kilometres of use (60% pavement use / 40% gravel) and they have barely taken the nibs off them. I may try the 140 80/18 on the Africa Twin at some point to see if it measures up to the performance of the E12.
My stock front tire is about done after 12500+km. Just wondering how the anakee wild front performed for you on your trip? I am planning to replace OEM front with something more dirt capable. The front runners now are TKC80, shinko 804 and the anakee wild. Any feedback would be appreciated.
I replaced the OEM rear with a shinko 705 that was available locally on short notice after just over 7000km because I didn't think it would last my trip to the black hills, NW Ontario and back across the prairies. The 705 rear is at about 50% after 5400km. Had been debating putting a mitas E07 on rear but I am curious how the E12 held up also. I cant complain about the 705 it has been predictable. Not much gravel riding on it but with a better front tire I am sure it would be fine on gravel roads.
1984 Honda VF500 Interceptor, 2016 CRF250L, 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
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