Michelin Commander 2

    Ranking: #1 Cruiser Tire

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    Tire/Tyre Description

    A new standard in cruiser tire longevity Commissioned third-party tests show that the Michelin Commander 2 rear tire lasts almost twice as long its main competitors, the Metzeler ME 880 and the Dunlop D407/408. Amplified Density Technology: A highly dense, more-rigid tire casing, which helps deliver excellent feedback and handling. Commander II Square Beed-WireSquare bead-wire package improves casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation. Aramid tread plies on the rear tire resist centrifugal growth, reduce weight and provide excellent stability. All-new rubber compounds for remarkable wet grip, without compromising durability. A groundbreaking new look Unique tread pattern for head-turning looks. Premium sidewall treatment complements cruiser styling.

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    Pros

    • Stability
    • Wet handling
    • Value¬†
    Cons

    Overall Tire/Tyre Review

    The Michelin Commander 2 is one of the highest rated cruiser tires. Many riders who have been riding for a while say this is the best tire they have used. Riders prefer the Commander 2 over the Avon Venoms. The Metzeler 880 is also one of the highest rated cruiser tires and multiple riders say the Commander 2 matches up very well.

    Reviews by Source

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Front

    131 reviews. 4.7 of 5 stars. On a 2006 Super Glide – have had all different types of tires, has never felt more in control, have deep tread so wet traction is fantastic. On a Road King – have tried all brands and this is the best so far, old Dunlops would track on grooved pavement. On a 2009 Harley Super Glide FXD – had used Metzeler 880, handles just as well. On a Victory – had Avon Venoms before and had cracking, handling and cornering is superb. Another says Commander 2 was half the price and twice the tire compared to Avon Venoms.

    www.motorcycle-superstore.com Rear

    234 reviews. 4.7 of 5 stars. On a 2012 Road Glide – handles well in rain, is stable and tracks straight. On an Ultra Classic – have tried Avon, Metzeler, Dunlop and the Michelin Commanders are the best of the group. On a 2001 FLHT – used on a trip in varied riding conditions, best performing tire has used. On a 2008 Harley FXSTC – had Pirelli Night Dragons on but had terrible tread life, best tire in 35 years of riding Harleys. On a Harley Ultra – has been riding motorcycles most of their life, best tire have owned. On a 2004 Wide Glide – had been using Metzeler 880, matches up very well to the 880.

    www.revzilla.com

    Front and Rear. 43 reviews. 4.8 of 5 stars. On a 2005 Harley Ultra Classic – grip is awesome and handles like a dream one or two up, much better than Dunlop. On a Suzuki Boulevard M50 – have ridden 5,000 miles and tires still look new, on dry road can scrape pegs, stable in the rain, huge bang for the buck. Another says the Commander 2 handles better than OEM Dunlop in wet and dry, ride is smoother and quieter.

    www.harleydavidsonforums.com

    One rider says night and day difference compared to stock Dunlops, next to zero tire noise, cornering is solid, handle well in the rain.

    www.volusiariders.com

    One rider switched from OEM Dunlop to Commander 2. The Commander 2 does not find road grooves, handles better at low speeds, corners better, more steady in the wind. On a Honda VTX 1800S – got 18,000 miles from the rear, front expect to get 21,000, plans to purchase another set.

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