Michelin Commander II Cruiser Rear Tire

Commander II Cruiser Rear Tire

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Michelin Commander II Cruiser Rear Tire

Addressing the simple desire for a longer lasting tire for year-round cruising, Michelin’s main goal with the Commander II was to make the longest lasting tire on the market. Using a Harley Electra Glide as the benchmark, Michelin has nearly doubled the tire mileage over their main competitors** and is capable of at least 25,000 miles. What that means for you is more money in your wallet, and peace of mind knowing your set of tires can go the distance.

 

** According to commissioned third-party tests.

 

While mileage is great, it’s safe to say a comfortable ride is a better ride. Without sacrificing durability for comfort, the Commander takes charge on the road delivering a smooth, plush ride on all ranges of asphalt. New aramid tread plies (which is a fancy term for Kevlar) gives the carcass more rigidity for a stable ride with responsive feedback. Moving to the outside of the tire, the flame-like tread design not only looks great, it does a great job of evacuating water for all season control.

 

Features:

  • Bias and radial ply available
  • Front sizes range from 80 to 140
  • Rear sizes range from 130 to 240
  • Sidewall have same “custom bike” styling as tread pattern
  • Commander II 90-tread ply is 25% more dense than conventional plies, yet just as light
  • New Silica Rain Technology compounds have excellent wet road grip 
  • Item # 41873
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Michelin Commander II

I had Metzlers on my 2000 Vmax and decided to replace them with these Michelins and I really like them. They handle well both in dry and wet conditions and honestly I have nothing negative to say. I've got almost 8000 miles on them and they still look brand new.

Frank - August 26, 2016

(Winchester, KY)

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Love these tires!!!

I was burning thru the Harley recommended tires Rear (8,000 miles) front (16,000 miles) which means every year I was changing at least one... these are lasting twice as long and perform even better.

Preston J Z - August 25, 2016

(Bay City, MI)

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Commander 2

I quit running Dunlop on my Roadglide due to the fact that I was using two sets of tires per riding season. I will admit Dunlop makes a good tire, I just don't get the same miles out of them as I do the Michelins. I ride the cycle rather aggressively and have never felt uneasy in corners as some reviews state. With that said, it does seem like there is a break-in period of 300-500 miles on the Commander 2s. I will take an extra 5000 miles on a set of tires any day. This is why Michelin Commander 2's have been my choice of tire for several years.

Tim - August 18, 2016

(Charleston, IL)

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Great tire

Put a set on my Harley Ultra Classic and have over 8,000 miles on them now. Front is still in great shape, had to replace rear after I ran over something at night.

Willie - August 8, 2016

(Haughton, LA)

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New Favorite Tire?

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.

Merlin - July 25, 2016

(Shelton, WA)

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Only 5000 miles on front tire, 7000 on the rear tire. They suck. Going to get Metzeler today. I check air pressure every time I ride.

Phil - July 22, 2016

(golden, CO)

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Didn't last on my Raider S

I bought a 240/40/18 for my Yamaha Raider because I had a couple of Harley buddies tell me how great this tire is. Both rode to Alaska and back and claimed their tires were still over 1/2 tread. They thought they would get close 20k miles out of them. It did not last 6,000 miles on my Raider. I do not pull hole shots or do burnouts or any of that stuff. I will accelerate hard but mostly ride moderately. Tire did not last, plain and simple. Rode and handled fabulous. No better than any other on treadlife.

John Crowder - July 12, 2016

(Cordova, TN)

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Tire is great, shipping terrible

I love this tire but I had to wait so long for it to arrive, I inquired as to why it was taking so long and was ignored, shopping somewhere else for my next tire.

Dennis - July 12, 2016

(Ridgecrest, CA)

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Love em

Put these on an Electra Glide and they were great. Was waiting for my Roadglide tires to wear out and they finally did. Just put these on and love em just as much on the new bike.

Gary - July 1, 2016

(Woodbury , CT)

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great tire

3 set on my Ultra and this has been the best brand.

Jeff - June 30, 2016

(roanoke, VA)

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Second time

Second time I bought this tire and cant be happier. Great tire for my FXSTB

Frank - June 13, 2016

(Seattle, WA)

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Michelin Commander II Rear Tire

Ordered both front and rear so they would be matching set. Great tire fast shipping and I would definitely buy from MS in the future.

Tim - June 10, 2016

(Murfreesboro, TN)

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Great Tire

I have been running Commander II's for 4 years and just love them. They handle great and exude confidence while riding. Just wish they would make them in a Wide White Wall

Ken - June 7, 2016

(Rifle, CO)

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Great long lasting tire

I put a set on my Yamaha VStar 650. Put 20,000 miles on it and still had plenty of tread left when I sold the bike. Other "foreign" tires only lasted 10K.

Derek - May 31, 2016

(Senatobia, MS)

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Love this tire

This tire is great. Traction in wet or dry conditions keeps my flhx movin.

James - May 24, 2016

(Vernon, CT)
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