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PGYBNK’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
Motorcycle: 2003 Harley-Davidson® FLHTCUI
Annual Mileage: 10,000+
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

To all Parties concerned:
I have been a loyal Harley-Davidson Dunlop motorcycle tire buyer for 19 years. A year and a half ago, I was convinced to give Michelin Commander II motorcycle tires a try. I have always gotten about 10k miles on a back tire and 15k miles on a front tire. On my 2003 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic. I felt like that was the norm and doing good. I was completely surprised to find out that after finding a nail in my rear tire yesterday, that I have 20k miles on the back tire. And would still have more life if not for the nail. It is amazing the extended life of your tires. I am a 365 day rider I can’t remember the last day that I did not ride to work. Rain, Snow or Ice. My Ultra Classic has 209K miles on it, without a motor rebuild. If I had been running Michelin’s that whole time, I would have saved a lot of money!

Thank you! I will be recommending Michelin’s to everyone!

  1. Mcycleguy45’s Story
  2. Tire Rating: 4 Stars 4 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4
    Motorcycle: Yamaha FJ 09
    Annual Mileage: 3,000 – 5,000
    Location: British Columbia

    I wore out 2 sets of original spec Dunlops on my FJ in very short order. Based on recommendations from my online friends, I bought a set of Pilot Road 4’s. I did notice that despite being the same size, the rear PR 4 was a bit narrower than the Dunlop. Despite this, I am VERY happy with my purchase. Very little break in time, excellent grip wet or dry, and very forgiving. They give a little warning when getting to the limit. If the mileage ends up being as good as others say, I will be a very happy customer! This is my first set of Michelin MC tires. Likely wont be the last. I gave them a 4 star review, may upgrade that to a five depending on just how long they last.

  3. Baggerdude Dude’s Story
  4. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic
    Annual Mileage: 3,000 – 5,000
    Location: Newberg, Oregon

    Put these Commander II tires on both front and back of my 2010 ultra classic Harley and after 18,000 miles on the first set, I’m putting on another set. I haven’t even hit the wear bars yet. Handle great, great during wet weather, corner great. Very expensive but you get what you pay for. Thanks for making great motorcycle tires.

  5. BigA’s Story
  6. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Scorcher®
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson® FLHTK
    Annual Mileage: 10,000+
    Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    I always used Dunlaps tires, and decided to try out MICHELIN Scorchers, and I was impressed and convinced that I was getting more tire for the money spent. Not only do I have 16000 miles on the tires, the tread wear appears as if I can go another 10000 miles before replacement. I was at my local HD dealership who was interested in selling me a set set of tires, ended up asking me what did I do to keep the tires lasting so long. I maintain proper tire pressure on every vehicle I operate but never have I gotten this kind of miles out of a motorcycle tire. I found the tire to be very quiet, and handles very well during turns and fast braking.

    What I am most impressed with is the handling in the rain. I have been caught in many rain falls from very light rain that makes the pavement more slippery to downpours that obscured my vision. Not once did these tire make me feel insecure. They really gripped the road. I have to friends who thought I was crazy for running 70mph during a downpour of rain but when I told them how the Michelin Scorcher felt as if they become glued to the road, stop very well, and allowed the same amount of torque to the rear end, they both purchased the same tires and are still thanking me. I will continue to pack miles on these tires and after the season is over, if the treads are still looking this good Daytona Beach here I come. These tires allowed me to increase my lean angle when going into curves, I completed The Tail of the Dragon in 20 on a full dresser, I impressed myself thanks to having solid tires. When I replace these tire, I will be getting the same make and model tires.

  7. Parashootist’s Story
  8. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Anakee® III
    Motorcycle: Suzuki DL650
    Annual Mileage: 10,000+
    Location: Nampa, Idaho

    As someone that rides over 20,000 miles a year and changes his own tires, it’s important that they last (no one likes changing tires). The Anakee 3’s have proven to give ridiculous mileage, usually over 20,000 even for the rear. They grip well in nearly all conditions. Bottom line they’re fantastic tires.