Amazing improvement in the ride and handling for my 07 Buell Lightning. I had to replace my Pirellis after about a year and 5,000 miles of wear. I have used Michelins on most of my 4 wheel vehicles over the years, and expect to do so with my bikes from now on.
Paired with a IRC TR8 front on my DR200. This is my third T63. I get 5-7000 miles depending on how smooth I wear it. It wears totally even on the rear. I had lots of problems with the front cupping so now tried the IRC front. The T63 is a solid and good handling tire on pavement and in goop or sand. I never broke a knob off and the last 500 miles I practiced my dry pavement skids before I got it changed and it held up better than expected to serious abuse. My bike is light though.
For some time now, either the Metzeler 88x or Dunlop Elite series has been my top choice. This Michelin Commander II has been on the rear of one of the bikes for only three weeks and 2100 miles but the ride, stability, cornering & handling in general over the Metzeler that it replaced is noticeably (and surprisingly) better. Wet traction seems pretty good but I can only give it 4 stars because it has only seen about 600-700 miles of rain use so far and the tire is still practically new. Tread wear is undetectable at this time but if it delivers as many miles as the other brands noted above it will become my new top choice.
I ride only trackdays. I use these tires with warmers on the low setting (~140 degrees). Run 33 psi front and 25 psi rear on the warmers. They are solid tires. I have only ever ridden Michelins so cannot compare to other brands. I am burning through a rear about every 3 trackdays and a front about twice that. Planning to move to slicks after I burn through the rest of my supersport stockpile.
Very aggressive off road tire.
lots of road noise and vibration on pavement at highway speed.
Not sure road pavement performance is worth the off road performance. Which still isn't tremendous.
Would not by again for "adventure bike"
Might buy again for dual sport or dirt bike.