Michelin 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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Wish There Were More Sizes!

We replaced the stock Dunlops on a Honda Shadow Sabre. It drastically improved the ride & handling of this bike. We've only had them less than a month, so can't comment on wet traction or tread life yet. The only downside is I can't find the right sizes to order a matching set of Commander IIs for my Vaquero.

Chris - February 9, 2017

(San Angelo, TX)

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The best tire for the money. Second set on my Ultra Limited. Got over 23,000 on 1st set & still had 2/32 on rear tire. Great tire for cost & best ride....

Charles Parrish - January 25, 2017

(Kempner, TX)

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BEST TIRE I EVER HAD

OVER 12000 MI ON REAR,HANDLES GREAT.

KEVIN ZIERES - January 25, 2017

(WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, NY)

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2012 1300 T V STAR

I GOT 15000 OUT OF THE REAR DID NOT BABY IT JUST TO SEE HOW LONG IT LAST.GRATE TIRE.I WENT ON AND REPLASED BOUTH ON THE NEW FROUNT AND REAR I AM GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THEM THIS TIME AND SEE HOW LONG THEY LAST....I have been to the smoky mountains two times and I ride to work and ride with my buddy's.

MITCH B - January 25, 2017

(jacksonville, FL)

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Michelin Commander II

The Commander II is in my opinion the best tire out there. I have 150k on an 07 Harley-Davidson Road King and put on my 6th rear and 4th front. 21k out front on a 130-16 & 18k out back on a 140-16. I was an Avon Venom X fiend for years until I was "forced" to install 1 on the road going to DC, and haven't looked back since!

Anton Rombalski - January 25, 2017

(Prescott, WI)

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commander ll

got 1400 miles out of my first commander ll just bought my second I'll be a lifetime customer of this tire

Jerimy Gann - January 25, 2017

(Dora, AL)

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11K on rear tire

I bought this tire on 6/16/2014 for the rear of my 2011 Victory XC. I rode it today and noticed it is a bit on the bald side. Looks like I will buying a new tire. Buddy is trying to talk me into the Meztler 888 for the rear. I have 11,287 miles on this Michelin tire and love the way it sticks to the street. I ride hard so this tire gets a beating. Might stick with the Michelin.

Joseph Waszgis - January 25, 2017

(Murphy, TX)

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Michelin commander ll

I've been happy with the performance of my tires. Of the tires I've tried a Dunlop 402, and a Metzler 880. I like the handling of this tire the best.

Tim - January 25, 2017

(Garfield, AR)

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Best tire I've tried

After some really bad luck with 2 Metzeler 888 rear tires that cracked after about 1,000 miles on each. I switched to this tire. It is a lot smoother ride and seems to hold the road way better in the corners. I know everyone says that. But really this time it's true. The Metzeler 888 rear tires are just to hard of a compound and slip on the slightest of moisture on the asphalt. A little scary on a corner. When the rear slips out a foot then grabs it scars you pretty good. I give this tire 5 stars on everything. But I did on the Metzeler 888 also, wish they had been a better tire after all the money I spent on them. Metzler did return my money on each tire after a two month wait on each tire. Live and learn. Ride free, feel the wind, breath fresh air, be safe.

Aaron - December 12, 2016

(Eureka , CA)

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Michelin commander 2

I read plenty of other reviews on the Michelin commander tires prior to purchasing a pair for myself.. I must say that I've never riden on a pair of tires that handle any better then these..I cannot testify to the longevity of the tread life as I've only had these for a couple of months..as far as wet roads and every other situation you couldn't ask for a better tire.. definitely be purchasing more!

Charles - December 12, 2016

(Griffin, GA)

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Best rear tire yet for my Stratoliner.

Using a Commander II on the back and Avon Cobra on the front since Michelin does not make the size needed for the front. Great combo though. Good tread life but not as quite good as some have stated, on the Strat. Could be my throttle grip.....

Lynn - December 7, 2016

(Edmonton, AB)

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Great Tire!

Just put on my second set of Commander II... absolutely love these tires. Got almost 20K of hard, MC riding on them, both around town and long-haul. Never miss a beat... dry, wet, highway... whatever! Only tires I'll put on my Ultra Limited. Forget the marked up HD stock tires...

Steve - December 7, 2016

(Raeford, NC)

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Great Tires

I just bought my third set of Commander II's for my Harley Dresser. I won't buy another tire. The Commanders are less then the Dunlops and last longer. For the guy who had the Yamaha who only got 10k on the tires, it is the engineering on your bike that is causing the shorten life. I have seen the same thing for Kawasaki's as well. If you have a Harley there isn't another tire that stands up to the Commander's considering everything.

Steve - November 28, 2016

(Colorado Springs, CO)

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Great Tires and the best price i have found anywhere

Elizabeth West - November 7, 2016

(Red Banks, MS)

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Fabulous Tire

I bought the rear tire first and had it put on and rode it for about 100 miles and it felt so good that I bought the front tire. My bike has not felt that way for a long time. Good stability good cornering that stick to the road. I will continue to buy this tire again. As to tread life I have put on 1500 miles on them and they do not show any ware on them. Thanks Michelin for the making great tire. Thanks to Motorcycle Superstore for great service and shipping for this tire. Chuck C.

Chuck C - November 4, 2016

(Hinckley, IL)