I have no experience with the anakees, but plenty of versys riders in my country used metzeler tourance exp and bridgestone battlewing for the rear tyre, which comes in size 150/70/17, and they're happy with the mileage these tyres gave them compared to the sport touring tyres. bear in mind that their riding constitutes 95% pavement and 5% dirt/gravel/mixed roads.
I cant vouch for their experience as i do agree with what twowheels mentioned about, and given the aggressive riding on paved roads tat i do, i needed a tyre that gives good grips in both dry and wet and hence sport/sporttour tyre is the one i go for.
Michelin PR2 - average grip, skips and skids when ridden hard. Pretty Good mileage lasted me about 17k-19k km (cant recall exact.)
Pirelli angel st - pretty good grip when new, tyre profile is very lean-inducing. Poor mileage, about 12k km and it started to breakdown rapidly. Grip gets progressively bad as it wears.
Michelin pr3 - newly slapped on for a week, very good grip as a new tyre, how grippy it will remain as i wear it down, and its mileage remains to be seen. Touted as the best wet tyre, despite having gone thru torrential rain i did not push the bike to test the claim. Suffice to say that an acquaintance of mine had a bad slide in wet with this tyre on his ninja zx6r.
Current : Maroon 2011.
- Fender Extender - Radiator Guard - 19mm Nissin radial master - Nissin 4-pot caliper - SS brake lines - Osram Hyper 65W both low/high beam - LED 30w aux floodlights & 3w DRLs - Rear Hugger - Givi crash guards - Yoshimura TRC Carbon - Dynojet PC5 - Scottoiler - R1 shock with Ohlins 14.2 kg/mm spring - Imitation Givi Windshield - Rear Givi rack with 24ltr Givi top box - Bosch dual tones - Z800 stock mirrors.
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