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Recent Posts

CuseK1600’s Story

Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
Tires: MICHELIN® Road 5
Motorcycle: BMW K1600GTL
Annual Mileage: 5,000-10,000
Location: Baldwinsville, NY

I replaced my Pilot 4 tires in March 2018 with Road 5’s…not knowing they weren’t really rated for my bike. I road them all summer 2018 and down to the BMW Rally in Lebanon TN. I had a good bit of rain through PA , MD, and Virginia. The tires performed excellent in dry and wet conditions. I rode through some pretty difficult rain and never had a single issue with hydroplaning or traction. Once I got down to the rally and spoke with a Michelin rep at the rally – Scot Clark. He explained that the tire was technically not a correct fitment for the bike and was happy to hear of my joy with the Road 5. I decided to purchase a set of Pilot 4’s at the rally for the ride back since I had about 7000 miles on the Road 5’s and they were starting to get close to retirement. Scot was very informative and I was extremely happy to talk with him. I love Michelin tires on motorcycles and have been using them on and off for the last 25 years on many different bikes. I would highly recommend them. Thanks Michelin!!

  1. Rctattoo’s Story
  2. Tire Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars
    Tires: MICHELIN® Commander® II
    Motorcycle: Harley-Davidson® Road Glide Ultra
    Annual Mileage: 1,000-3,000
    Location: Mooresville, Indiana

    I bought my tires 5 years and 15,000 miles ago in Daytona. It’s been the best tire I’ve ever had the pleasure of riding on! Finally putting a new rear on. I really think I could get another year on it but it’s in shop for repair so doing it now! Thanks so much for dedication to supplying a top notch tire!!!

  3. PGYBNK’s Story
  4. 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!

  5. Mcycleguy45’s Story
  6. 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.

  7. Baggerdude Dude’s Story
  8. 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.