Michelin Commander II Rear Tires
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Michelin Commander 2 Rear Tires

Performance Features:

  • Unrivaled tire life; Michelin tests with a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic prove a rear Michelin® Commander® II is capable of covering up to 40,000 kilometers (Almost 25,000 miles). The Michelin Commander II creates a new standard in regards to durability, without making compromises in wet weather grip, maneuverability or stability
  • Silica Rain Technology integrates silica into the compound of the tire tread in order to prevent all forms of uneven wear
  • The exclusive architecture of the Michelin Commander II brings both maneuverability and stability. The tire’s rigid, high-density carcass improves maneuverability, while the aramid fiber crown ply of the rear tire enhances resistance and lightness for impeccable stability, even at high speeds
  • Numerous longitudinal grooves of the new tire's tread pattern optimize water dispersal for outstanding wet weather grip
  • Independent tests show that the Michelin Commander II rear tire lasts almost twice as long its main competitors, the Metzeler ME 880 and the Dunlop D407/408.

Technological Features:

  • Amplified Density Technology: A highly dense, more-rigid tire casing, which helps deliver excellent feedback and handling
  • 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
  • Square bead wires improve casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation

Styling Features:

  • Unique tread pattern for head-turning looks
  • Premium sidewall treatment complements cruiser styling

Please Note: Check your manufacturer's specifications for required load ratings when replacing OE Tires.

Please Note: 200/55R17 tire is a radial tire.

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Rear / 180/70B15 76H TL/TT 939408 35142 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Rear / 130/90B16 73H TL/TT 817472 46650 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Rear / 140/90B16 77H TL/TT 817473 44736 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Rear / 180/65B16 81H TL/TT 817475 28747 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Rear / 200/55R17 78V TL 817477 08137/8137 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Smooth tires with great dry grip. Wet....not so good.
I bought these tires to replace my '09 Sportster OEM tires that I rode into the ground. I went about 20k on the Dunlop Harley specials and probably should have replaced them at 15k, they had no center tread left and were starting to crack. Owning previous Japanese bikes, I remember the first time riding my Sportster in the rain and noticing how terrible the tires were compared to my SV650 and DRZ 400SM, both eqipped with stickier sport tires. Of course, I knew these would last a lot longer and got used to them, finally getting rid of my car last year at the beginning of the fall season and going bike only.

So back to these tires then....Compared to the OEM Dunlops they are much smoother on the highway, quieter I think(I have drag pipes of course), and the dry grip is great. Since putting them on I have been dragging the cr@P out of my exhaust and footpegs every chance I get. I even ended up getting longer shocks shortly after buying these, since my bike is the Nightster version and was lowered. Raising the rear improved the handling greatly, so I can take advantage of the grip these things offer and sometimes even forget I'm on a Harley.

So now the bad....these things have NO feedback in the rain, nothing. I consider myself to be a pretty good rider in the rain, have ridden in light snow, and been riding my bike non-stop everyday for a year now so I was comfortable with the old setup in these conditions. But I cannot get any feel out of these things when the road is wet. At first I though I just had to scrub the tires in as usual, but that's been long done now. In addition to not having road feedback, they squirm at almost any lean angle depending on the speed. Long sweepers on the highway with only slight lean angle are probably the only kind of turn that they seem okay on. Exit ramp loop-arounds are sketchy, first the front will push a little then after it grips, the rear starts to squirm. This continues in a rhythm through most of the turn. 90 degree turns at intersections are the most noticable, sometimes the bike will slide a little in the rear without even applying the throttle. I haven't had anything major happen, but it's just hard to feel confident in a pack of rush hour traffic at 60-70mph. Thank god the braking grip seems to be pretty good so far.

So all in all, I'd still think this is a pretty good tire, but if you are a hardcore commuter, live in the northwest, or like to ride in the rain like I do get something else. If you only ride in the dry or live in the southwest, these tires could be perfect.
September 16, 2013
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Wow. Best Tire Ever.
I bought these two years ago and took a trip from Austin to Yellowstone and back, through the mountain twisties. The Yellowstone roads were under construction and I drove them up a mud/gravel hill as the rain poured down it like a waterfall. I took these through hail, through the deserts of Utah, over the Monument of Colorado and through the blistering heat of West Texas. I ride these tires often through the Hill Country of central Texas. They are still going strong. Still have plenty of wear. My friends who went with me have since replaced their Metzlers and my tires look great, all round with nice tread. The grip is better than the Meztlers. The ride is smooth. The tread is great. It's just the best street tire I've ever owned. I will never buy a different tire again. Stop thinking about it. These are the tires you need.
I ride a 750 Honda Shadow ACE.
March 3, 2015
2002 Honda VT750C/CD Shadow ACE
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Immediate improvement in handling!
I took a leap of faith when I switched to Michelin Commanders. I had heard great things and knew they got great reviews but tire choice is really a personal decision. Once they were installed, there was no looking back! I immediately had better handling, better grip and they work great in the rain. Awesome tire!
June 30, 2014
1996 Harley Davidson Road King FLHR/I
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Excellent tire for my Harley
Shortly after mounting my Michelin Commander II on the rear of my bike, I took a trip on my 2003 Harley Ultra Classic from the west coast of California to Vail, Colorado and back. The tire performed flawlessly through conditions ranging from hot, dry pavement across the Nevada desert to pounding rain in the Colorado Rockies. The bike was very stable leaning into tight turns and I never experienced any uncertainty with the new tire. After putting on nearly 3,000 miles on the tire on that trip, it still looks brand new. I am completely satisfied with this tire and will buy another one when it is time to replace my front tire.
September 30, 2014
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Excellent overall tire!!!
I have ran all the Dunlops and the Metzler Marathon tires and these Michelin Commanders are the best! I only got 6-7500 miles on the others. I have already put 6000 on the Michelins and they still look practically new. I have a Harley softail and I love the grip in wet and dry conditions. I do ride hard and fast, these tires pass with flying colors!!!
May 6, 2014
2009 Harley Davidson Night Train FXSTB/I
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Beats OEM's hands down
First set went on my HD 1200 custom. This set going on my Ultra. Awesome tires. Great wet grip and those pesky road grooves are now non-existent. Highly recommended!
June 23, 2014
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Great so far
Bought the front and rear Commander II tires to replace the stockers on my bike. Noticeable improvement on the ride home from the shop. Have about 3,200 miles on these so far and they ride really well. Looking forward to seeing how many miles I can get out of these.
March 9, 2013
2007 Suzuki M50 Boulevard
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thread wear
Installed with 10/32 thread new rear, bearing and Ride-On Tire Balancer.
Completed 6000+ mile solo trip. Threads now at 8/32.
This will be a 20k tire +.
Bust the bead and change it yourself.
Five Stars * * * * * G'day :)
September 9, 2013
2010 Harley Davidson Road Glide Custom FLTRX
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This is the best rear tire I've found yet!
So far this tire handles better than the Metzlers I've been running. With Metzler I've been getting about 7,000 miles on the rear tire. I'm hoping this Camando 2 lives up to the 25,000 miles they claim. I love the way it handles in corners! I would and will buy this tire again!!
February 5, 2014
1995 Harley Davidson Fat Boy FLSTF/I
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Awesome tire!
Have just 250 miles on this tire on a 750 lb metric touring bike. So far this Commander ll is so quiet and smooth. My rider commented right away how much smoother the ride was. Wow what a difference!
Rev Zilla got the tires to me in one day! Awesome service.
September 1, 2014
2000 Kawasaki ZG1200 Voyager XII
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Best tire for VTX 1300
Nicole A on Mar 25, 2017
I was looking for new tires and was told about the Commander 2 by a Parts Guy at a Harley Davidson store.. I check all the reviews and decided this was the tire for me.
Gregg A on Mar 19, 2017
Best tire for VTX 1300
Nicole A on Mar 25, 2017
best tire made.
Gary B on Mar 22, 2017
I was looking for new tires and was told about the Commander 2 by a Parts Guy at a Harley Davidson store.. I check all the reviews and decided this was the tire for me.
Gregg A on Mar 19, 2017
Same as Front tire
Steve P on Mar 18, 2017
Better tread wear best price revzilla
Michael N on Mar 17, 2017
I had always had very good experience with Michelin tires, additionally its reputation speaks for itself.
Peter G on Mar 13, 2017
I wanted the performance and mileage combo.
Seth B on Mar 10, 2017
positive reviews, I have owned Michelin tires in the past.
Richard R on Mar 9, 2017
jeff b on Mar 3, 2017
Great reviews on Grip and longevity.
Ronnie C on Mar 2, 2017
These tires were the best rated for the weather and tread life that I could get for my type of Harley.
ocio0109 on Mar 1, 2017
Needed new tire
Scott K on Feb 28, 2017
Fellow riders I have talked to have nothing but good to say about this tire. I have 17,000 and change on the factory Dunlop's on my FLHTK, (I check tire pressures regularly), so I'm going to give these Michelin's a try and see if I can break the 20,000 mile mark with these.
Mike A on Feb 27, 2017
JOSE C on Feb 27, 2017
Learned about them on HD Forums.
Marvin R on Feb 26, 2017
The amount of miles that this tire offered. After the tire was on, it is better tire then the HD OEM 240mm tire that came with the bike.
Shawn F on Feb 24, 2017
I heard good reviews on this tire.
Tony H on Feb 24, 2017
I bought these tires previously and got 33,000 miles out of them. that is almost 3 times as many miles as i have gotten out of any of the competitors tires. I will continue to buy Michelin tires as long as they make them.
Franklin H on Feb 23, 2017
best tires around for me and my bike.
eric d on Feb 22, 2017
Online reviews
Jerry H on Feb 18, 2017
great reviews on harley forums
K S on Feb 14, 2017
intertested to see if i can get more miles out of this tire then the denlop and all the reviews looked good
J M on Feb 12, 2017
Vince B on Feb 12, 2017
I did some research, only getting around 10000 miles out of a tire anyway!!this tire should be good!!
paul l on Feb 7, 2017
Online review
Felipe H on Feb 6, 2017
they grip in all weather. right now the ones i have on my hog are bald and still gripping in the rain.
James D on Feb 5, 2017
Reviews and tire milage
Dan S on Feb 2, 2017
so far so good. I have about 6000 miles on these tires are they look like they are barely worn.
Ryan B on Jan 2, 2017
Chosen because of Michelin's reputation and price.
John M on Jan 1, 2017
Your review
Jeffery G on Dec 19, 2016
Best price
Douglas K on Nov 25, 2016
These tires are the best I've ever had and will not use another set unless they don't make the size I need.
Jeremy S on Nov 24, 2016
I've had Dunlop, Metzler, and Michelin's before. Michelin is a comfortable tire and has the best speed rating and the lowest price of them all on the internet today.
C H on Nov 19, 2016
Heard this was the best tire
MATHEW H on Oct 17, 2016
over rated
Ralph C on Oct 7, 2016
They are great after several thousand miles ,so far no cracking side walls like the Dunlops.
kathy w on Sep 27, 2016
good reviews
Tom P on Sep 24, 2016
Great ratings, both by owners and professional reviewers. Revzilla Lenny's recommendation in the 2016 cruiser buying guide. Also it's an exact fitment replacement for my 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom SE rear tire.
Lee W on Sep 10, 2016
To check out performance.
Shahir S on Sep 7, 2016
Recommend by friends
kevin d on Aug 25, 2016
Had to pickup another tire as i switched out rims on my 09 FXDB. I put about 5k miles on my last Commander II and it still looked new, probably go another 10k easy. Wanted to keep my tires matching so picked up just a rear. Life on these tires is crazy!
K W on Aug 24, 2016
because of the tire information
Dale B on Jul 28, 2016
Not too hard, not too soft a "Goldilocks " pick........
Michael C on Jul 22, 2016
Love these tires
Wesley N on Jul 12, 2016
video comparsion on your web site and talking to motorcycle mechanics
Telia F on Jul 10, 2016
Review on Revzilla of another similar tire.
V V on Jun 21, 2016
I've used this tire before it does a excellent job on my streetglide
Richard Y on Jun 14, 2016
Best price out there
Antwon P on Jun 6, 2016
Great Reviews, Trusted Brand
carmine c on May 29, 2016
Past experience.
Eric T on May 27, 2016
best tire made.
Gary B on Mar 22, 2017
Same as Front tire
Steve P on Mar 18, 2017
I have 97 FLHPI Road King
will this tire fit without rubbing on the rear????
A shopper on Jan 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Order the 130/90b16. No muss, no fuss no rub!
I am planning to put this on Bandit 1250. anyone has experience with Commander II with a sport/touring bike? Will it hit a sport bike rim?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2015
My 2013 Triumph Storm has a 200/50 17 inch tire. Will the Michelin 200/55 17 tire be okay?
A shopper on Apr 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Size is nearly identical. In the following listing,

Tire #1 is the 200/50-17

Tire #2 is the 200/555-17

Totals are in inchesTire 1 Tire 2
Sidewall Height: 3.94 4.33
Section Width: 7.87 7.87
Overall Diameter 24.87 25.66
Circumference: 78.14 80.62
Revs per mile: 810.81 785.93
Will this tire work on my 2014 Street Glide Special?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I know this question is a bit old, but this tire will fit on the rear, but not the front. the 2014 Street Glide Special use the standard touring size on the rear - (180/65B16 81H), but uses a 19" on the front (130/60B19 61H) according to HD's site. Revzilla doesn't list a Commander II in the correct size for the front - http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/michelin-commander-ii-front-tires

Michelin's website lists a 17" on the front of a Street Gilde Special, which is incorrect.
Does the Commander II need to be balanced?
A shopper on Feb 12, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes. On my Harley SEUC I had to balance the tire. As a note, I could not find a dot on the tire to line up with the valve stem.
Are these radials or do they need a tube?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
i was wondering if anyone know's if these are good on a bmw s1000rr? i eat up tires like nothing.
A shopper on Aug 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Absoutley not. These are high load, low speed rated bias ply touring tires, not street performance tires. You would be using a Z rated tire made specifically for superbikes.
Is the 150/80 16R 77H suitable for a 2001 Heritage Softail riding 2 up?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The 77 designation means the tire is rated for a maximum load of 908 pounds at recommended pressure. I'm not certain of the unloaded weight of the bike, but I would take the unloaded weight (meaning, no riders), and divide it by two, then add the weight of the passengers.

So, let's say the bike weighs 750-pounds without riders. That's 375-pounds per tire in load. Then lets say one rider is 200 pounds and another is 150 pounds, for a total of 400 pounds. Finally, factor in the weight of gear (jackets, helmets, luggage, clothes, etc), and let's say that's another 20 pounds. The combined total load on the rear would then be: 375+200+150+20, or 745 pounds, so you should be within the safe range.

I wouldn't recommend you ride "at" the maximum load rating, so if real world numbers are higher than the example from above, you'll want to give it careful thought.
I am looking for a rear tire for my HD soft tail deluxe . The original tire is a dunlap MU 85 B 16 MC 77 H . I like the specifications for the Michelin commander II tire. Is this a good tire for my bike and what size should I get?
A S on Aug 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have this on my 09 VROD. Really good tire. I've had the stock Dunlop, Metzler 880, and now the Michelin Commander 2. This is my favorite tire so far. Heats up quick with plenty of grip. I have about 2k miles on it and I have no complaints. It seems to be wearing in fairly well. Works really well from edge-to-edge. The tires give plenty of confidence with no fear of unexpectedly breaking loose.

As far as size, just get the stock sizes unless you're looking for a certain look or looking to change the handling. But best bet is to go with stock.
Do the Michelin Commander II come in white wall?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No clue. There are whitewalls that you can buy that are like stickers and you should check them out that way you can buy one set of tires and install the whitewalls as needed.