Without qualifying those rankings, your statements are worthless. What are the use scenarios? Street and highway with some gravel? Mostly gravel? Dirt trails? Enduro riding? What is the cost to km’s? Availability?
I thought you were an engineer, you should know better. Not enough coffee?
Versys 650, doing 2h road (200km?) and 3-4h (100-150km) dirt & rocks & mud & sand & even snow a few times... Always same guy/pace/roads/weight/psi.
I'm like the OP, only interested in offroad behavior. That's why I didn't restate the context.
Here, this is all about the rear tire. The front has so few choices, it's been a tkc80 everytime (except the stinko 705 momentary delusion)
Useless tires (no grip): heidenau k60, stinko 705
* heidenau 150/70 center band slips on just "everything". Can't climb rock, can't get out of the simplest wet grass incline. It's completely tamed in mud and sand by this stip. It look aggressive but it is not at all. Good mileage sure, but if I'm going to suffer form continuous strip, that gum better last 20000km. It really doesn't. It's chewing gum as usual. Lasted about 13000km.
* stinko 705: same behavior, even less in sand or mud. Ejected that crap from my rims a 7000km I think, I really don't care what mileage it could have had. Can't even recall if that was 170/60 or 160/60...Don't care.
Disappointing tires (seen better): shinko 805, bridgestone ax41
* shinko 805 (170/60 I think) rules in sand and rocks. You'd think mud would be a joke but that bar of knobs cause sideways skid, just like many reviewers warned me. I didn't think it would be that bad but it is noticeable. Lasted 9000km.
* bridstone ax41 (170/60): fair grip all directions, Lasted 9000km only. Not acceptable for that price.
#2: michelin anakee wild (10mm of thread thickness)
Tried both 150/70 (9000km) and 170/60 (11000km). That's how I figure the 170 last longer. Grips every way. What you expect from interleaved square knobs. The curves knobs arrangement may play a role in grip and vibration but I have nothing straight to compare, (well maybe I do, because tkc80 front were always quite noisy)
#1: motoz tractionator adv (14mm of thread thickness)
Ongoing. There is a bit less spacing between knobs, thus more gum, and thinker gum too (14mm instead of the usual 9-10 mm). This tire is not pleasant on highway because it is rolling on tall knobs which feels wobbly when input is too harsh. But at low speeds in the trail, this guy is solid. Had it for what, 6000km? and it looks like a new tire of other brands.
Hope this helps.
PS: I skipped the mitas E07 because the pattern is too tight and its knob angle are screaming "skid" (or "stay in the rut, you fool")
(fyi: cost doesn't matter to me, I will bother with cost when there will be actually 2+ good choice; as for availability, that's everyone's research).