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Michelin Commander II Bias Rear Tire

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Average Rating
5.0
95% Recommended
Based on 37 reviews
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Michelin Commander II Bias Rear Tire - Details

  • Made with Amplified Density Technology, a highly dense and more rigid tire casing that helps deliver excellent feedback and handling
  • Aramid tread plies in the rear tire resist centrifugal growth, reducing weight and provide excellent stability even at highway speeds
  • Rubber compound formulated for remarkable wet/dry road grip, without compromising durability
  • Square bead wires designed to improve casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation
  • Radically different and unique tread pattern for head turning looks
  • Premium sidewall treatment that enhances cruiser styling
  • Commissioned third party tested showed the rear tire lasts almost twice as long as it's main competitors
  • Innovative longitudinal tread pattern for efficient water evacuation and grip on wet roads
  • 90 thread ply is 25% more dense than conventional plies
  • These cruiser motorcycle tires are H rated for speeds up to 130 mph

Note: Tire size 160/70-17 (part # 190-879758) is V rated for speeds up to 149 mph.

Available in the following motorcycle tire sizes: 130/90-16, 140/90-15, 140/90-16, 150/70-18, 150/80-16, 150/90-15, 160/70-17, 170/80-15, 180/65-16, and 180/70B-15.

Reviews

Michelin Commander II Bias Rear Tire - Reviews

1-5 of 37
The best tire for cruisers
5
Bought this tire last year to replace Metzeler ME880. All my previous tires (Dunlops, Pirelli and Metzeler) held up to only 7-10k miles. This Michelin Commander II rear tire showed belts at ~17k miles, front tire still has at least another 7k before going bold. 70% of my miles are work commute, but the rest are either 2-up or loaded with camping gear. Will be placing order for a new tire after I finish wring this review. I recommended this tire to everyone looking to replace theirs, and already have a few friends who switched to Commander II and glad they did. This tire has great traction for all weather except for snow. I ride in winter too, and had a few slipswipe outs in snow, but for the rest of the weather its great.
Pros: :
  • Long milage
  • Great Traction
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  • A bit pricey
  • Not Good Snow Traction
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2010 FLHTK
5
When my factory tires were ready to be changed out I immediately went for Dunlop replacements. I heard a tire rep speak about the new Commander II's from Michelin and decided to try them especially since they were cheaper. I must say they exceeded my expectations. I ride a 2010 FLHTK and they performed beautifully. I rode them to Colorado Sturgis through Montana around Yellowstone Idaho Utah etc... They ride well corner well solid in the rain and most surprising to me. I'm ready for my next set and I have over 20K miles on these. It's a no-brainer that I'm sold on the Michelins.
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  • Excellent Traction
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Best tire so far
5
2003 Road Star Midnight; I tried OEM recommended tires for two seasons. Neither brand had good handling characteristics or tread life in my opinion. Decided to try the Commander 2 front and rear for my next trip. I was immediately impressed with the handling and feedback from this tire. 3400 mile trip and it performed very well for the most part. On dry road it has excellent grip and handling cornering much better than the OEM tires. On wet road it works well but be careful on old asphalt as the tire can slip unexpectedly. I choose not to press on wet roads. Tread life well I now have 7500 miles on these tires with plenty of tread left for a couple thousand more miles. Very happy overall.
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  • Excellent Traction
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  • Excellent Traction
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Impressed
5
I've been riding for 50 years 200 mi into this tire and wow I'm impressed. My '05 DWG has never felt this good. Better in the street turns & bumps. Better than anything previous to date. Dunlop was horrid Avon were decent but wore too quick & cupped. Metzler were no big thing either & also cupped. Hope they last as long like I've been hearing. Give this tire a shot I'm so glad I listened to the lady at Chaparral.
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Question and Answers

Michelin Commander II Bias Rear Tire - Question and Answers

 
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what is the difference between a bias vs a radial rear tire on the michelin commander 2?????
amiee, New York
A Bias ply rear tire is built for heavier cruisers that are very heavy, and Radial ply tires are for the lighter faster bikes and can not handle the heavy weight of the larger cruisers.
Chaparral Motorsports
Apr 04, 2015
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How fresh are the tires from Chaparral? I've heard stories of folks getting "new" tires from some places with date codes already 2 or 3 years old.
amiee, New York
Manufacturer dates can not be guarantied as we ship from multiple warehouses, and we hold stock on shelves for the length suggested by the manufacturer of the tires. The only way to choose your date code would be to select it off our warehouse's show room floor located at: 555 South H Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410. Each manufacturer has there own suggested shelf life, and a warranty that covers them to that date. Most tires have a minimum shelf life of 7 years. We strictly adhere to the shelf life dates per that tires manufacturer's specifications and all tires are inspected before shipping.
Chaparral Motorsports
May 24, 2015
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How fresh are the tires from Chaparral? I've heard stories of folks getting "new" tires from some places with date codes already 2 or 3 years old.
amiee, New York
The tire I received was a fresh tire mounted at a local shop. No issues
GREGORY LUNA
Apr 06, 2015
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What is the V rating on this tire?
Sel K
The 160/70-17 option for this tire is speed rated to a "V" which is 149 mph.
Chaparral Motorsports
Sep 30, 2014
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it is this an radial tire?
amiee, New York
I bougth with you before the michelin comander but i didnt be aware of radial or byas
Jose Luis Bribiesca
Jan 12, 2015
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