Covers 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 Michelinâ€™s research and development philosophy: no performance gain to be achieved on one front to the detriment of another.
Independent tests* show that the MichelinÂ® CommanderÂ® II rear tire lasts almost twice as long its main competitors, the Metzeler ME 880 and the Dunlop D407/408
In response to the major problem faced by custom motorcycle riders â€“ tire life, notably at the rear, the engineers at the Michelin Technology Center at Ladoux, France, have developed a new rubber compound. The carcass of this new radial tire is associated with Silica Rain Technology (SRT) which integrates silica into the compound of the tire tread, while the MICHELIN Commander II's tread pattern has been designed to prevent all forms of uneven wear.
The exclusive architecture of the MICHELIN Commander II brings both maneuverability and stability. The tireâ€™s more 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.
Last but not least, the numerous longitudinal grooves of the new tire's tread pattern optimize water dispersal for outstanding wet weather grip.
A new standard in cruiser tire longevity
Commander II 90-thread ply is 25% more dense than conventional plies
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
>Square bead wires improve casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation
A groundbreaking new look
Unique tread pattern for head-turning looks
Premium sidewall treatment complements cruiser styling