Yea ... I know ... and for now they are the same price ans the Dunlops, and a lot less than what i was quoted for the Avon's. That makes no sense. I'm wondering if the price is low for now, and will be bumped up in the future.Harley has approved the michlin commanders for their bikes and can be bought through the moco dealerships.
I dont know where they got their tires from, but I recently decided to switch to Michelin Commanders, and they are pretty stiff. Before the winter snows came, I swapped out the rear first. I took off my rear wheel, and brought it in to have the tire changed, and the new Michelin was definately not that pliable to be able to turn it inside out. In fact, I have the front tire here at home right now, waiting for a good day to pull th front wheel and swap it out, and can tell you right now it aint true.I've talked to a couple of tire guys that say the Michelin sidewalls are pretty weak. They say you can practically turn the tire inside out. Don't know this for sure but that's what they told me.
Even a Brazilian Metz would feel better than the stock Dunflops. If you ran a German metz and then a Brazilian you'd be dissapointed. However I hear good thngs about the E3's, too bad they don't make a 150 rear.I have used Metzlers in the past and have a set on my Springer right now. I love them. They seem to be stickier and smoother than Dunlops - they handle real well. The mileage is a little less than the stock Dunlops, but that is the tradeoff for the increase in traction.