Michelin Commander II Cruiser Rear Tire

Item # : 87968
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          Michelin Commander II Cruiser Rear Tire

          Item # 87968

          Description

          Michelin Commander 2 Cruiser Rear Tire

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          The Michelin Commander II tire combines a great brand with an excellent product that exceeds cruiser segment expectations. The Commander II provides unmatched longevity as well as style and stability even in wet weather. Designed with a brand-new tread compound that is formulated without aromatic oils to improve grip and mileage. In addition, the computer-based tread design maximizes mileage and encourages even wear.

          • Aramid tread plies resist centrifugal growth along with weight savings, providing perfect stability at high speeds
          • Aramid is stronger than steel and is used in aerospace and military applications
          • A highly dense polyester tire carcass increases belt-ply resistance and provides better overall rigidity to provide high-speed stability along with all-weather handling
          • A square bead wire package helps to ease installation and also increase casing rigidity for improved stability
          • Tread pattern maximizes water evacuation and grip on wet roads
          • 360 degree serrated and suspended sidewalls to give an impeccable finish along with a unique logo
          • Compares to the Metzeler ME 880 Rear Tire

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          Reviews

          Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tire I've ever used So far, we have used 5 sets of the Commander II, and love them. Each year, the wife and I ride about 25,000Km each, and at the end of the season both bikes still have tread above the wear bars. I had the Avons on my Glide, and switched to the Commander. Night and Day. The commanders have never slipped in any weather. Rain, hail, 5 degrees to 45 degrees in the desert, I have full confidence in these tires. Not only that, my wife has full confidence in her bike, and that makes these tires priceless to me. Road snakes are only a memory, these tires don't even feel 90% of them. The handling lasts the life of the tire. As long as Michelin makes these, I will never switch. I have already installed the commanders on both bikes again this year. Set # 6 & 7 !
          Date published: 2017-03-29
          Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Life I bought this tire to replace my old Michelin Commander II. Now I know that most of you will find this hard to believe, but the old tire has 56,000 kms on it. I am adding the photo and using a tire gauge I have just under 2mm of thread in the center. I am a touring style of rider therefore not interested in riding around like some kind of racer. I put on 30,000 plus kms a year so a long life good performing tire is a real bonus.
          Date published: 2016-03-24
          Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bias Touring The Michelin Commander 2 is hands above the best bias ply tire for touring. Excellent in the rain and it will out last anything out there in the market today. I've put over 22k on several pairs.
          Date published: 2016-05-16
          Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good handling and decent tread life This is my 2nd Comander II on my HD FatBoy. The FatBoy is known for poor tire tread wear through the centre. The Commander II gave me a 50% increase in longevity with similar handling and cornering performane to the stock HD Tire.
          Date published: 2015-08-10
          Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second commander II, 16000 km. on first one on a stratoliner. Very happy with it.
          Date published: 2016-01-10
          Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome tread and sidewall design I have sold hundreds of Michelin auto tires and have had awesome customer feed back. This is why I had no hesitation in buying the Michelin Motorcycle tire. The 180/60/16 Commander 2 was not available yet for My GL1800 Goldwing, but I installed a 205/65/16 with no clearance issues and the increased tire diameter also helps bring My bike's speed closer to the speedo reading. Bike height is affected very minimal. also.
          Date published: 2015-02-24
          Rated 5 out of 5 by from Commander II I've been riding since 1979. The best tire I've ever used-bar none.
          Date published: 2014-06-09
          Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tire ...great ride... Bought Front and back tires for my Fat Boy Lo 2010 last year 2015 before Sturgis. Rode there and back with a mean speed . Great ride and road holding was excellent. What a difference from the Dunlop tires that I had on before. Much better road handling on corners with very good response. These tires did not follow the cracks/lines in the road, like the dunlop. Will buy the same tires from Canada Motorcycle again.
          Date published: 2016-04-15
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          Questions

          Can this tire be used on a rim that requires a tube also? The bike is a 2004 VTX1900 Honda with spoked rims.

          Asked by: Everette
          Yes the Michelin Commander 2 tires can be run with tubes.
          Answered by: Peter
          Date published: 2015-05-27

          When would one rather use a radial tire over a bias ply? Our Victory Vegas came with a bias ply tire set-up. Should we stick with bias ply, since that's what the bike came with? We've been using radials lately with good luck too.

          Asked by: Dean
          I would recommend staying with your manufacturer's recommended tire setup.
          Answered by: Katia
          Date published: 2016-01-17

          I have a 07 Honda GL1800. I'm looking at this tire for the rear. I love the twisties. Is this tire suitable? I really like Michelins,hence the query

          Asked by: David G
          Unfortunately Michelin does not currently have any recommended tires for the GL1800.
          Answered by: Peter
          Date published: 2019-05-24

          Are these radials or do they need a tube?

          Asked by: basir
          The Michelin Commander II's are all Tubeless tires which can be run with a tube for spoked wheel applications. The Commander II's come in both Radial and Bias Ply depending on the size of the tire and both are Tubeless tires than can be used with a tube if needed for a spoked wheel application.
          Answered by: Nick77
          Date published: 2016-03-02

          Does this tire come with a radial rating? The spec for my bike says it should be 160/70 R17 73V

          Asked by: Derek
          This tire is not available in a radial option for the size you require
          Answered by: LeeH
          Date published: 2019-08-05

          My O.E.M. rear tire is 190/60/17 which is out of stock on site I want to replace with Michelin Commander II 200/50/17 , wondering the width diff. from the 190 to 200 size

          Asked by: rides69
          I used this tire on my 2006 Yamaha Roadliner. The width was really good, looked awesome and I had no issues. The lower profile looks great too but I also installed a lowering kit at the same time and now I grind more than I wanted. The lower profile also increased the revs too much at highway speed so I will probably go too the 200/60/17 next tire change out.
          Answered by: Peternu
          Date published: 2016-08-08

          Im interested in the Commander 2 tires for my 08 FLHX and harley recommends MT09B16 for front and MU85B16 on rear can I just use the 130/90B16 for front and 140/90B16 for rear? they are cheaper than buying the other size.  

          Asked by: HDGUY123
          I'm not sure. I'm running these tires on a 2006 Honda VTX 1300C. I love the tires! Very confident in all riding conditions so far. However, whether or not this size tire will fit your wheels/bike, I am not sure. I would think that your Harley dealer would be able to answer that question. Good luck!
          Answered by: Hippo
          Date published: 2016-07-20

          Hi,I have a 2012 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad 1700.The stock rear tire is 170/70-16.What size tire do you recommend since Michelin Commander 2 do not come in that size.

          Asked by: Moose
          I have a vulcan voyager 2013 and i have the same size rear tire and i would like to change my Shinko tire for a Commander II , i have read on a forum, the guy put a 180/65 -16 michelin comander II instead the other size, and he was very satisfy. 1 will probably do the same thing. I have a commander II in the front.
          Answered by: gigicou
          Date published: 2018-01-24
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