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Old 01-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Michelin Commander II new tire

Michelin’s launch of the Commander 2 Tire will deliver unrivaled tire life. Independent tests carried out in the United States using a Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Classic prove it: a rear Michelin Commander II tire is capable of covering up to 25,000 miles. That’s nearly twice the distance covered by its direct competitors, while the longevity of the front tire is even greater. The Michelin Commander II creates a new standard with regard to durability, yet without making any compromises in terms of wet weather grip, maneuverability or stability. This performance balance provides yet another eloquent illustration of Michelin’s research and development philosophy: no performance gain to be achieved on one front to the detriment of another.

Only time will tell if these will perform.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know your reputation... Top shelf and as detailed as any tire engineer.
This leads me to ask what you think of these compared to the E3 ?
I'm due for a new front tire on my '07 Ultra and have to date, logged 28,500 (+/- 50) miles on the E3 that is mounted on the front.

My rear E3 does quite well and was mounted at your shop last winter and still looks great. It's the second one so far and I expect a good 14-15k from it.


Specifically, what can I expect from this new Commander in the way of handling, lifespan, wet grip, tar snakes, brutal Ga. (and southeast) heat and asphalt ?
I get it that Michelin is going to say that it's the best thing since a pocket on a shirt, but I wanna know what YOU guys think.

Also, being as I'm in the market for a new front skin, what pricing do you anticipate ??

If answering that violates forum rules, feel free to send me a PM

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Old 01-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like they don't come in wide white walls to fit my 2005 Road King Classic. Oh well.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like they don't come in wide white walls to fit my 2005 Road King Classic. Oh well.

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I know your reputation... Top shelf and as detailed as any tire engineer.
This leads me to ask what you think of these compared to the E3 ?
I'm due for a new front tire on my '07 Ultra and have to date, logged 28,500 (+/- 50) miles on the E3 that is mounted on the front.

My rear E3 does quite well and was mounted at your shop last winter and still looks great. It's the second one so far and I expect a good 14-15k from it.


Specifically, what can I expect from this new Commander in the way of handling, lifespan, wet grip, tar snakes, brutal Ga. (and southeast) heat and asphalt ?
I get it that Michelin is going to say that it's the best thing since a pocket on a shirt, but I wanna know what YOU guys think.

Also, being as I'm in the market for a new front skin, what pricing do you anticipate ??

If answering that violates forum rules, feel free to send me a PM

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Please let us all know so we can benefit from the info.
Will need new tires someday.
Running the E3 tires now.

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Old 01-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Please let us all know so we can benefit from the info.
Will need new tires someday.
Running the E3 tires now.

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I ran the E3's on my EG and loved them. I hope I like the Commanders as much.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I too would like an update on the new Commander II after you get some miles of them.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've got the original Commanders on my bike and have been extremely happy with them,,if the new ones ride/handle as well and get better life/mileage it is definately a win win for everyone using them.
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Who sells them and what years will they fit?
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I've got the original Commanders on my bike and have been extremely happy with them,,if the new ones ride/handle as well and get better life/mileage it is definately a win win for everyone using them.
+1 here also. My next set will ne the Commander II's.

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Old 02-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Here you go. I have great luck with Motorcycle Superstore. Free shipping and I usually get my tires in two days here in Montana........goldie

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...cle-Tires.aspx
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here you go. I have great luck with Motorcycle Superstore. Free shipping and I usually get my tires in two days here in Montana........goldie

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...cle-Tires.aspx
In comparison shopping for new sneakers on the scoot, I was pricing these today at the link you've posted, goldie.

I believe that there is free shipping to the lower 48 too, woohoo!
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Avon /Michelin Comparison

Hi all,

I'm interested in the Michelin Commander II and am currently running Avons on my 99 RKC. On J&P website you can check specs on both tires and I found a couple interesting facts. The Michelin's are taller in both the 130/90-16 fronts 25.83" to Avon's 25.1". Rear 140/90/16 are Michelin 26.61" versus Avon's 25.55. Also front Avon's have 5mm tread versus 4MM on front Michelin. I love the Avon's but could be swayed should the Michelin's really last much longer and handle.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Sorry, I cannot bring myself to buy anything that is made by the French, or a company that is owned, even in part, by the French. They have paid back our blood and sacrifice (count the graves in Normandy) on their behalf with disloyalty, treachery, and disdain. Not to mention their antisemitism (noted by the Simon Wiesenthal Center) and hatred of Israel- which as an evangelical, I support.

I know they are great tires and would also put them on my cage except for the above. It broke my heart to suspend my purchase of Nissan autos (partially owned by Renault) after three awesome vehicles, but I can't compromise my standards.
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