Michelin Commander Cruiser Rear Tire

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    Michelin Commander Cruiser Rear Tire
    • Developed and tested by and for American riders. Test riders logged more than half a million miles on U.S. roads
    • Each front Commander tire size is tailored to the unique handling characteristics of each bike by a combination of profile and casing designs
    • Rayon carcass ply instead of polyester for a compliant ride and stable handling
    • Aramid belts in the rear Commander, instead of less costly fiberglass, controls the centrifugal growth on the tire allowing a large contact patch, excellent traction and even wear
    • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph


    • Approved Harley-Davidson fitments:

    • Fits '81-'03 FL Touring, FLSTC, FLSTF, FLSTS (except '03 FLSTS), '95-'02 FXSTC, FXSTS and '81-'03 CLE and TLE/Ultra Sidecar models


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    Just put two commander II tires on our 08 ultra classic. all i can say is awsome. took a 900 mile trip and experianced all kinds of road conditions but no rain. The tire holds the road great no grabbing groove in the road or wobbling on uneven surfaces metal bridges no problem. even hard bumps are much softer. its like a completly different bike blows the harley dunlop away. we are always two up and the wife surley noticed the difference all the way around.

    Ed - September 05, 2012

    (west palm beach, FL)

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    Never got to use the tire!!!

    Tire was delivered with a four year old date code! So, it was never used - returned for full refund. BE SURE TO WATCH YOUR DATE CODES - It's important.

    Deb - August 31, 2011

    (Pahrump, NV)

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    Great tire for money, smooth and good handling

    I run this on 2007 Sportster 1200R. Mileage is similar to the stock Dunlop D401- 10K miles on rear, 15K on front - The profile is a bit more round than the Dunlop, helping the Michelin corner better; otherwise, the two are very similar.

    Mac W. - May 09, 2011

    (Portland, OR)

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    Worth It

    I have a 2008 FLHTCU. I will be ordering my third Michelin Commander here in the next week. I have been getting approximately 14K out of a tire, and by no means do I baby my bike when it comes to riding it. I am completely satisfied with everything about this tire. It handles great in all weather, and cornering is awesome. If there is a complaint to be made, it would be that there is a slight road noise when cornering. Overall I love it and will continue to buy more.

    Russell - May 06, 2011

    (Waldron, IN)

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    Good for Two-up

    I switched to the Commander series tires on my 2008 Street Glide to get a better two-up ride. The stock brand had a habit of slamming us pretty hard on potholes, etc. when riding two-up. The Commander takes a hard bump with a lot more cushioning. The sidewalls are obviously stronger and therefore, you do not get nearly the amount of sidewall flex as with the OEM tire. The result is a firmer, yet more controlled and softer (if that makes sense) ride over bumps. Mileage is good for me at 8 or 9-thousand between tires, but, like all MC tires, they could always stand to improve the tire life. Overall, I’d give this tire a 9 out of 10.

    Bill - March 30, 2011

    (Tyler, TX)

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    Great Tire!

    I bought my ‘06 Road Glide with almost new Michelin Commanders (less than 1,000 miles) on it. After putting over 15,000 miles on the bike I replaced the rear tire with another Michelin Commander. The front looks like it might have another 5,000 on it. Needless to say, I am very happy with these tires!

    Mike - March 14, 2011

    (Kokomo, IN)

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    VERY DISSAPOINTED!!!

    Everyone was bragging that this was a great tire getting lots of miles and rides great but I only noticed a slight increase in stability and I ride a sportster 95% freeway and have only 3,000 miles on my new rear tire and it is completely bald I will definitely never buy these tires again. Going back to a Dunlop.

    Shane M. - March 11, 2011

    (mesa, AZ)

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    Michelin on overloaded '86 Goldwing

    I have been 43 years in the saddle, have run almost every tire made for motorcycles in almost every configuration. That said, I have to tell you this: This is the first radial I've run - and you do feel that little bit of squish in this tire - once used to it, you forget about it. Absolutely the best traction, wet or dry, that I have ever seen. Incredible cornering - makes my overloaded Goldwing handle like it's on rails. Tread life is far better than I had expected - I got 10K out of the rear and am happier than I ever was with other tires that lasted a bit longer. My take? BUY this tire!!! And buy it from Motorcycle Superstore!!

    James - March 09, 2011

    (Indiantown, FL)

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    Darn good tire

    I have 12 thousand mi. on the rear of my ultra 9 thousand of it with the wife behind me and still look like I have 3 to 4 thousand to go. Front tire is doing well also.

    Al - March 04, 2011

    (Orchard, IA)

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    Michelin Commanders on a 2005 HD Ultra Classic (FLHTCUI)

    I have mixed feelings about the Commander. The Michelin Commander and the Dunlop are the only two "factory authorized" tires for my bike. I generally run Dunlop/HD D402 series (the original equipment) on my 2005 Harley Ultra (FLHTCUI). Its a heavy bike, but I am not an aggressive rider. I check tire pressures regularly. I was used to getting 10K on a rear and a little better than 20K on a front. I tried the Michelin Commanders and...I believe the ride, cornering, stability, and feel are noticeably better; however, my rear was completely done at about 7K and front was well under 50% left. I went back to the D402s, and I got over 14K out of each of the next two rears, and about 28K out of the fronts. I suspect Dunlop may have changed the rubber compound in the D402s as I am now getting about 40% more wear than I used to get with no noted difference in handling. I really prefer riding on the Michelins. I liked everything about them better than the Dunlops except for mileage, but I am going to stay with the Dunlops. I have about 80K miles on the bike now, and 7K/tire isn't enough to get me through a summer. I don't believe the Dunlop ride and handling is as good as the Michelins, but it is acceptable, and mileage has been about double. In fairness, I have only run one set of Michelin Commanders. I have noticed a definite improvement in the Dunlops over my early ones. The Michelins may also have improved wear characteristics since I ran them.

    Robert G. - February 14, 2011

    (Newberg, OR)

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    I'm back for another one.

    14,000 miles on the first one, 16,000 on the second one. That pretty much says it all. 2004 Yamaha Royal Star Venture with a trailer behind it half the time.

    Rosco B. - December 27, 2010

    (Spokane, WA)

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    Michelin Commander

    Hard to rate tread life when I've only had it a month but I did notice that I still haven't worn off all the "fingers". I drive @ 65 miles every day commuting back and forth to work pretty much in city expressway and there is a lot of grooved pavement. The old Dunlop would shimmy and shake in the grooves but not the commander. So far the commander has lived up to all the good I've heard about it and I haven't experienced any of the bad. The bike shop I took the tire to to have it mounted did nothing but badmouth it, but I told them to keep their opinions as I'd like to form my own. By the way they do offer the same tire but at a price that's $25 higher than the recommended retail. I won't name names out of respect for the owner of the shop, but needless to say I won't be buying tires from him. By the way I went with a nitrogen fill on the tire and haven't lost any tire pressure the way the old Dunlops did with air I was constantly airing them up!

    John G. - December 08, 2010

    (Mesquite, TX)

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    Good tire - wore same as original D401

    Got a rear of these on sale - handling is a bit better (rounder profile) and wet traction a bit better than the Dunlop. Wear was the same. Application: '07 XL1200R *** The 1-5 Comparison is to the Dunlop.

    Mac - November 26, 2010

    (Portland, OR)

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    Feel good but road noise

    This was a replacement for the OE Dunlop in my FLHT. This tire is a definite improvement over the Dunlop, except for the road noise. The road noise is mostly at around 40 mph and everything was double checked from air pressure to the mounting rotation to the axle nut. Only thing left is road noise. Since most of my riding is over 40 I can deal with it as the handling and ride quality outweigh the noise. Honest evaluation on tread life and Wet traction is not possible as only had the tire mounted for 2 weeks now.

    Steve - November 22, 2010

    (Mount Pleasant, SC)

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    Michelin Commander

    I bought this tire for the front and rear on my HD Road Glide because I read reviews about 14K - 18K miles tread life. I have about 8K miles on the rear tire, and it is entirely worn out. I am replacing this tire with a Pirelli MT66. Superstore is a great on line dealer.

    Stan - October 29, 2010

    (maryville, MO)
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