MCN Fleet: F800GS is back on stable ground

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The Continental TKC70s that have been on the GS have been replaced after 7000 miles of cautious road riding with Michelin’s more tarmac-focused Anake III tyres.

The difference between the two was noticeable straight away. No longer do the tyres feel unstable at motorway speeds – instead the bike feels far more planted. It’s a massive relief to my riding.


This is now the third set of tyres that I’ve had on the bike after the Pirelli Scorpion Trails that came fitted as standard and the TKC70s that replaced them. 

To be honest, I shouldn’t have stuck with the Contis for so long. They were ill-suited to the majority of the riding I was doing, but I was genuinely impressed with the 7000-mile life of the back tyre.

I’m looking to cover some decent miles with the Anakee IIIs now though and use the GS to more of its potential on the road again. I’ve yet to use them in the wet but so far they’re showing great promise.


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James Archibald

By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer