Harley13’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
Motorcycle: 2008 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail
Annual Mileage: <1,000
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

When I bought my Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, I don’t like the tires Dunlop as feel uncomfortable on the road. I changed the new tires Michelin Commander II. I love it and feel so safe for me on the road and easy to control, it is very smooth. I felt to drive on wet road and dirty too. It was good with brake.
 Thank you Michelin.

Saintdeath’s Story

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Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
Motorcycle: 2005 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide
Annual Mileage: 5,000 – 10,000
Location: Flag Pond, Tennessee

I switched to the Michelin Commander 2 series about 2 years ago. I only got around 6k miles average on the Dunlop 402 series. They grip fine but are extremely too soft, in my opinion, and wear out entirely too quickly! So when I switched I noticed a huge difference! I ended up getting 19k out of my rear tire and have 13k on my front and it still looks near new! I’m very pleased to have these tires on my bike! I will be staying with them as long as they’re being made!

Gary’s Story

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Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
Motorcycle: 1994 Honda Magna V-4
Annual Mileage: 5,000 – 10,000
Location: Troy, Ohio

I have owned this motorcycle nine years, and have acquired over 35,000 miles so far. I have had problems with the stock rear tire having poor traction during braking and corning. After installing the Commander II tires I can now use the rear brake without fear of locking up the rear tire. There is abundant tire grip in the corners compared to the stock Dunlop K555. This being in dry or wet conditions. I have approximately 5,000 miles on them and there is no sign of wear. The Dunlop would show flatting of the center tread by now. I would recommend this tire to anyone using the K555 as a replacement. The Commander II’s are far superior to the original tires and at a great price.
 All of my friends on the Magna Third Gen forum are switching to the Commander II tire with the same results.
 Thanks Michelin.

Jchcobra’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
Motorcycle: 2011 Harley-Davidson Dyna Superglide
Annual Mileage: 3,000 – 5,000
Location: Pittsford, Vermont

jchcobraThis photo shows my 2011 Harley on the right and my wife’s 2007 Honda Shadow Spirit. Harley came with Michelin Scorchers installed. Great wearing tires with great traction. I replaced these with Michelin Commander II’s at 13000 miles rear and 15000 miles front. My style of riding sometimes includes hard acceleration, probably a guy thing! I now have 23000 miles and tires are wearing great. lots of tread left and the ride along with traction is very good. When the tires get down on my wife’s Honda, I will replace with Commanders also. I have used lots of different brands over the years on other bikes, but will stick with Michelin from now on.

Kevinon2wheels’ Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
Motorcycle: 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster Low
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: Sahuarita, Arizona

I have a 2009 Sportster that is used for commuting 60 miles a day round trip. The stock HD tires (Dunlop) were ok and became unserviceable at 18000 miles. My riding style is great for long tire life as most would have replaced stock tires at 12000 miles. I wear out front and rear tires at the same rate because I use the front brake heavily for most of my stopping. The Commander II tires were/are smoother on the smaller road imperfections and dry traction seems to be the same or better. I don’t ride hard enough anymore to test performance limits. But I can say the Commander II tires last longer on the same road conditions. My first set went 24000 miles before they had the same (almost bald) tread depth the HD tires had at 18000. I have 6000 miles on this current set and the wear rate looks good to make 24000 again.