Put this on my XR650L and so impressed decided to try it on my KTM 300XCW. Awesome! Four rides in the dirt now - hard pack, rocks and gravel. 200 miles about and hardly any wear, yet grips great. Would pick this over a trials tire in the Rockies. Might pack up if you get in some gooey thick mud!
3K on front and rear on klr 650...I like the rear tire for back roads and some gravel...will get 5k out of rear....On the front i will not replace with same tire...maybe a shinko 244...I find that the front 705 is unsafe in wet conditions and dont care for handling...i prefer the 700 or 244 upfront...I have tried front from 22psi up to 38psi...
2nd time for me with this tire, so no surprises.
Narrower than most knobbies, and taller too, so the bigger circumference changes the gearing somewhat.
The side wall has a step/shoulder at the rim to help prevent pinch flats, but that makes mounting a little more difficult.
The only way it could be better is if it mounted itself and lasted for 10k miles.
This is my third set Anakee IIIs, "H" rated, and I am blown away by the longevity - 15,554 miles. I ride 2006 GS1200 with 94,000 miles and fully loaded panniers, camping gear and rear seat bag plus I weigh 250 pounds. Noise on this set settled down with wear and not noticeable with good ear plugs. I replaced the front tire at 13,000 miles and just replaced the rear. Travel is highway/back roads.
My mistake in running front tire low on gravel and not re-inflating on highway. Worn out prematurely on front at 8000 miles where I normally get 14000. Other wise good running tire for 80 on road 20 off road.