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The Michelin Commander II tires offer greater longevity without sacrificing stability and maneuverability and are intended for all sorts of cruisers. Because of their proven durability, many riders prefer switching to Michelin Commander II tires. They set a high bar for longevity with their design providing a service life of up to 25,000 miles. A redesigned longitudinal tread offers exceptional water evacuation and superior traction in wet conditions.

You don't have to choose between stability and handling when switching to Commander II. You may have both! The Michelin Amplified Density Technology gives the Commander II's high-density and subsequently stronger frame ensuring premium-level handling and responsiveness. Aramid fibers are used in the top layers of the rear tires combining resilience and lightweight feel to provide ideal stability, even at high speeds. Size options can be found under the Product Options.

MICHELIN TIRES® - COMMANDER II



Features:
• Perfect upgrade to dress up the wheels of your bike
• Just the way to enhance your riding experience
• Will safely get you to and from your adventures
• Designed to provide improved control, handling, and grip
• Engineered to perform at its best in a variety of driving conditions
• Tread design enhances the wet braking experience to ensure a safe and confident ride
• Made of specially formulated compounds to enhance durability and longevity

Sizes:

15"
140/75-15 65H | 140/90-15 76H | 150/90-15 74H | 170/80-15 77H | 180/70B15 76H

16"
130/90-16 73H | 130/90-16 73H | 140/90-16 77H | 150/80-16 77H | 180/65B16 81H | MT90-16 72H | MT90-16 74H | MU85-16 77H

17"
100/80-17 52H | 120/90-17 64S | 130/80-17 65H | 140/75R17 67V | 140/80B17 69H | 160/70-17 73V | 200/55-17 78V

18"
110/90B18 61H | 130/70B18 63H | 150/70B18 76H | 180/55B18 50H | 240/40-18 79V

19"
100/90-19 57H | 110/90B19 62H | 120/70-19 60W | 130/60B19 61H

21"
80/90-21 54H | 90/90-21 54H | 120/70B21 68H | MH90-21 54H

Go to the product page at MOTORCYCLEiD.com for more information.
To browse the full catalog of Michelin tires, use the link below:

Give our sales team a call at 888.903.4344 (Toll-Free) or 1.732.867.9995 (International) and we'll answer all your questions.
 

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Which of the sizes above fit the 2104 / 15 Valkyrie?
I'll be curious to see what seasoned Valk riders say is the answer to your question. Then I think I would call the number in the ad ("Give our sales team a call at 888.903.4344 (Toll-Free) or 1.732.867.9995 (International) and we'll answer all your questions") and compare/contrast the advice. Tires seem a lot like oil (and recently, it seems, shifting!) issues in their ability to be influenced by personal perceptions. I'm going to need new tires for the '23 spring season and will be interested to see where people fall on this. I have heard/read that these are decent tires. I also thought I'd read that there was a more recent version, a Commander III? I haven't been interested enough yet to look anything up and actually shop. That's a winter job.
 

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I'll be curious to see what seasoned Valk riders say is the answer to your question. Then I think I would call the number in the ad ("Give our sales team a call at 888.903.4344 (Toll-Free) or 1.732.867.9995 (International) and we'll answer all your questions") and compare/contrast the advice. Tires seem a lot like oil (and recently, it seems, shifting!) issues in their ability to be influenced by personal perceptions. I'm going to need new tires for the '23 spring season and will be interested to see where people fall on this. I have heard/read that these are decent tires. I also thought I'd read that there was a more recent version, a Commander III? I haven't been interested enough yet to look anything up and actually shop. That's a winter job.
Before I put this

Continental 130 60 19​
Conti Tour​

on I used a Shinko - only 5,500 miles

So far the Continental is at about 7,500 miles with another 1,500ish to go.
 

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Not sure what is up with this ad, the Commander iii has been out for something like 3+ years now, so surprising there are still ii's out there. I'm currently running my 2nd Shinko 777 HeavyDuty 130/60B 19 and have a Mich Cdr iii 130/60B 19 waiting in the garage. The bias ply tires feel much better to me than the skinnier 120/70R (radial) that also fits but also wore more quickly perhaps due to a little less rubber to eat up the friction.... but all 3 of these options worked far better for me than the stock Dunlop radial. Ya, I know, some people like the stock Dunlop, which is about the only radial available in the stock size 130/60 19. I started to get excited about a posting for a new radial in our stock size (it was either Shinko or Kumho), but it was a softer, sportier tire that wouldn't last me 3 months.
 

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These are the tires I ordered for my Valk:
1 x BRIDGESTONE H50 180/60B17 75V REAR
1 x BRIDGESTONE H50 130/60B19 61H FRONT

These tires are as close to oem size as I could find and are a matched set (ie front and rear are same make and model). Also I read good things about them in general.
They are not installed yet as the OEM dunlops are still on there....

May just pitch the old oems and install the Bridgestones to have fresh rubber for next season.
When I do, I'll post a review once they are installed and I have some miles on them.

Tazmool
 

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I don't really get this add.
I mean: Why here on this forum.
I don't ride an Indian nor a Harley.

My Valkyrie 1500 has as stock sizes:
150/80-17
180/70-16

As far as I know, Michelin doesn't offer anything that fits my bike.
I do like their quality, but for me to have a Michelin tire on my bike I have to go to the dark side.

Greez,
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My Valkyrie 1500 has as stock sizes:
150/80-17
180/70-16
Thanks for the reply.
You might be interested in these then:
 

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Thanks for the reply.
You might be interested in these then:
No thanks,

I stick to the Bridgestones for now, till I find a good multi compound tire that does perform good in rain and cold too.
I got best experience with Michelin Pilot Road so far.
However doesn't come in my sizes.......

Grez,
Moh
 
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