Johnny Dyna’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars
Tires: Commander II
Motorcycle: 2009 Harley-Davidson FXD Super Glide
Location: Bunker Hill, IL
Annual Mileage: 10,000+

Johnny Dyna's BikeI have been riding motorcycles all my life. I have logged more than 600,000 miles on various bikes/tires over the years. The Michelin Commander II is the best, longest lasting tire I have ever ridden on. The stock tires that came on my current bike were completley shot after 10,000 miles (I won’t name names). I installed a set of Commander II tires on this bike and was blown away. These tires wear like iron! When I finally replaced the rear tire, it had over 20,000 miles on it, and was not quite down to the wear indicator (I replaced it because I had a 4,500 mile trip ahead of me). The front tire had over 25,000 miles on it when I replaced it. I am so impressed by the longevity of these tires that I will never buy anything else. Michelin has a great product in the Commander II. I have recommended these tires to all of my friends. They can hardly believe it when I tell them how many miles the Commander II lasts. Thank you so much for producing a tire for high mileage riders like me.

JustinJackBall421’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Power 2CT
Motorcycle: 2004 Yamaha FZ1
Location: Glendale, AZ
Annual Mileage: 5,000-10,000

JustinJackBall421's BikeI’ve had many bikes and over the 30 + years I’ve been riding and I have tried many different tire brands. When I put my first set of Michelin Pilot Power on a Yamaha R1- I was sold. When I found the Pilot Power 2CT, I knew I had found the perfect performance tire. These tires are fantastic~ whatever bike I put them on~ I feel completely stable. Finally, I have found a tire that I can’t outride and have total confidence in. Even under favorable riding conditions, many tires frequently develop a greasy feeling when you make any demands on them. The front end pushes the rear end wiggles, and the twisties (those curvaceous roads all riders seek out) can make you feel like a Weeble Wobble. In contrast, the Pilot Powers rise up to meet, and exceed, almost any challenge the road presents. The harder I push my bike and the hotter the Pilot Powers get, the tighter their grip to the road..I can actually feel the traction increase. From that first set I was hooked on Michelin.
The advantage of the Pilot Power 2CT, which really don’t feel much different from the Pilot Power, is the dual compound that provides a firmer center for daily road riding and softer sides for increased traction. The 2CT’s provide the best of both worlds. I recommend these tires to anyone who does a lot of road riding and hits the twisties on the weekends.
What converted me to Michelin tires for life was how the rear tire held up when I hit some road debris traveling 65 mph and had the most important passenger sitting behind me, my girlfriend. My rear tire, which had a slit across the entire tread, not only held together, the tire bead held on long enough for me to slow down and get off of the highway. It was one of the scariest times I ever had on a motorcycle. At some point, we’ve all laid bikes down, cased them landing from jumps, get tapped or outright sideswiped by a car; but really bad things happen when a rear tire goes down on motorcycles. It was no picnic keeping the bike from going sideways, but the Michelin tire did it’s job and gave me enough time to get the bike stopped and get off and hug the love of my life. At the time, the tire had around 4,500 miles on it. The front tire wound up lasting a little over 11,000 miles before it needed to be replaced. That’s about twice the mileage you’d expect from a sport bike tire, and nothing is harder on tires and batteries than the desert heat of Phoenix, Arizona. I wish Michelin made batteries. About 75% of those miles were riding with a passenger. 11,000 miles from performance sport bike tires, on a 500 pound bike, frequently with an additional 350 pounds of payload, riding in ambient temperatures over 100 degrees, and a rider who pushes his bike hard. The only things the Power Pilots 2CT required of me was to maintain the correct air pressure and to make routine checks for foreign objects that could cause tire failure.
If you’ve found a tire that can do better under those circumstances, then my friend, you are reading this review far in the future, enjoying some technology or compound that isn’t available in 2014. For now, the only tires I’m willing to entrust with the safety of myself and my sweetheart are made by Michelin.

Craig’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars
Tires: Commander II
Motorcycle: 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Location: Anderson, SC
Annual Mileage: 5,000-10,000

Craig.001I have had the Michelin Commander II tires on my bike for 3,000 miles now. I have liked them from the start. I find them to track very well in the curves. My wife says she can really tell the difference as a passenger as well. She feels they give a more comfortable ride vs. the original stock tires. They are not showing any signs of wear, and it appears I will get much more mileage out these tires compared to the Dunlop originals. I would have no reason to change tire brands in the future.Craig.002

DJ’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars
Tires: Commander II
Motorcycle: 2013 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic
Location: Easley, SC
Annual Mileage: 5,000-10,000 miles

DJ's BikeI have been truly impressed with my Michelin Commander II tires ! I have owned 4 motorcycles and have only experienced factory tires (Dunlop’s). With each of my bikes I noticed cupping and the tire being hard after about half the life of the factory tires. I could tell a noticeable difference in the ride as soon as I pulled away from the dealership that installed the Michelins. The tires give a much softer ride and feel great in curves. I spent 4 days riding the Blue Ridge Parkway this past September, 2 days of rain. After a hour of curves I felt confident in the tires for riding in wet weather. I have put about 6,000 miles on these tires and cannot tell any wear as of yet. I will be running the Commander II’s from here on !

Rita’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars
Tires: Commander II
Motorcycle: 2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
Location: Simpsonville, SC
Annual Mileage: 5,000-10,000

RitaI have never been able to tell the difference between a new set of tires on my bike when they have been replaced. Only knew I had new tires & tread. The only tires that have been on my bikes have been Dunlops. I could tell immediately the difference with the Commander II. The bike handled so much better. I ride a lot with my boyfriend in the mountains which is a lot of sharp curves & hairpin turns. Always seemed like I was never quite as comfortable on sharp turns & never looked forward as much to mountain riding due to that reason, but all that changed with the Commander II tires. I never knew tires could make such a difference. Not only does the bike handle better overall but it goes into the curves so much easier plus the ride is smoother. The bike responds so differently to the Commander II tires & I would highly recommend for anyone!