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Commander II Tires

MSRP $174.95 - $378.95

Price: $90.88- $228.88 Up to 54% off!
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Michelin Commander II Tires
  • H-rated for speeds up to 130 mph
  • Feature a radically different tread pattern for head-turning looks along with premium sidewall treatment which complements cruiser styling
  • All-new rubber compounds provide remarkable wet grip without compromising durability, while the square bead wires improve casing rigidity, handling and ease of installation
  • Amplified Density Technology, a highly dense, more-rigid tire casing, helps deliver excellent feedback and handling
  • Rear tires are designed for dramatically extended mileage and feature Aramid tread plies to resist centrifugal growth, reduce weight and provide excellent stability
  • Tubeless design
  • Blackwall


Dennis Kirk recommends a new tube and rim strip when replacing a tube-type tire

Safety Warning:

Please consult tire manufacturers publication(s) and/or website(s) for information on tire care, safety, installation, maintenance, manufacturer’s warranty and other information. The tires used for your application must have a load index and speed rating equal to or greater than the tires fitted as original equipment.

Specs for Michelin Commander II Tires
Sidewall Blackwall
Units Each
Tire Classification Cruiser
Type Tube or Tubeless
Balance Dot Yes
DOT Approved for Road Use Yes
Directional Arrow Yes
Front Tire Specifications
Brand: Michelin
Part #: -
Mfg #: -
Sidewall -
Bias / Radial -
Speed Rating -
Load Rating -
Ply Rating -
Tube / Tubeless -
Rim Size -
Tire Size -
Front / Rear -
Rear Tire Specifications
Brand: Michelin
Part #: -
Mfg #: -
Sidewall -
Bias / Radial -
Speed Rating -
Load Rating -
Ply Rating -
Tube / Tubeless -
Rim Size -
Tire Size -
Front / Rear -
Reviews & Questions
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What is the difference between MT90 and 130/90 front tire?
Bob D on Jan 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The sizes are the same. From there it's like opening a can of worms! Some say the load ratings and life of the tire are different, but I say consult the tire's exact specifications before making your choice. My experiences have not shown any notable difference in wear between the two "sizes".
Does Michelin recommend the same tire pressures as the bike manufacturer?
Ron S on Jun 30, 2018
Do you install and mount?
Treena H on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I install, mount and balance all my own tires at my home where I have a small H-D only repair shop. Have owned and ridden Harley-Davidson motorcycles since 01/1977. Ever since switching to Michelin Commander II tires on all my bikes since 2008, when this tire first came out on the market, I have seen my bikes get upwards of 15,000 miles on a set. I do not do burnouts and I ride hard through corners. They hang on like glue, but you must break them in by not cornering hard for the first 100 miles. My opinion: they are the best tires available and are far less money than Dunlops and a lot of other brands. They will make a better rider out of you in aggressive corners and last a lot longer!
Does this tire fit my bike??
A shopper on Aug 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes if you select the right tire
Can I replace the 130/90B16 with a 140/90B16 on my '91 FLHS ?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This gets a little questionable, depending on year of machine. Michelins tend to be an 1/8" wider than Dunlops. Belt guard does have to be trimmed off by the "B" bead. More important is the rear fender. For some strange reason, the fender clearance is tighter on the left side to tire (make sure you can stick your fingers up the left side, between fender and tire). I would reccomend staying with stock size tires on earlier models. This is from personal experience. Handling and wear are not real sugnificant. Cheers TT
Seen same part number for front n rear ? I got front but I needed rear are they the same
A shopper on Sep 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: realistically, they are the same manufacturer, but the front tire tread design is completely backwards from the rear tire tread design. There are rotational direction arrows on both tires. The rim size and tire width is completely different. Please contact Dennis Kirk for assistance, to ensure you get the proper size for your bike. Happy Riding!
Do these tires have a manufacturer warranty? I bought front and rear but front one causes bad vibration even after balancing.
Michael H on Aug 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Contact our customer service department. Please call 1-800-969-7501 ext. 2208
What is load rating max for bike and rider ?
A shopper on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: thee load rating is Load Capacity/Inflation Pressure: 639 lbs/42 psi
what with rim is needed and will it fit under the stock fender 2013 Roadglide ?
WoodstockJack on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 3-3.25" wide rim and it should fit but you may have to drill your fender mounting holes out to 3/8". Then push down on the front of the fender while you tighten the fender bolts. This will give the necessary clearance between the tire and the back of the fender. I say it should fit because we run the same size Avon Cobra and it does fit. We haven't ran the Dunlops. Hope that helps. NativeCustomBaggers dot com
Will this tire work on a 1997 Honda Shadow vt1100 ace edition ?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Will absolutely work, if you have spoked rims on an ACE Edition, you'll need to have a tube to accompany the tire.
I have spokes wheels and use tubes. This says tubeless. Does that just mean that it can be used tubeless but can I use a tube with it?
John on Mar 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I run them with spoked rims and a tube
is this the same tire size as MU85B-16?
Howard A on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, and the stock tire for my 2007 road king. I researched it before I bought it and found a comparison chart on a few websites.
Great tires !!!!
what does hb stand for on tire?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the H = the speed rating, 130MPH. And the B = that its a Bias Belted tire. Most motorcycle tires are bias belted. There are some radial tires, the code is R. They are used on Hyper Sport Bikes, never on Harley's. Also you'll see a number usually listed, such as 61. This is the load rating of the tire. Check your owners manual for the correct tire size, speed and load rating for your bike. Also, Dennis Kirk supplies this info.
Ate these old stock?
Jordan D on Jul 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had the same question when I bought my tires about a year ago... when I got my front and rear tire from Dennis Kirk, they were not old at all... still running them on my 2013 street glide with no problems at all. Love em....
Can I use this tire on my stock 2003 Road King Classic? Right now I have Dunlop 90HB-16
John on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will fit. The Michelin will most likely last longer than the Dunlop as well.
My 2008 Harley fxstc calls for a MH90-21 front tire. What is the difference between a MH80/90-21 and a MH90-21 front tire?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The MH80/90-21 should be a bit wider than the MH90-21. I put the Commander II on my 2008 FXSTC and found an entirely new bike. Great feel and response, which is why I put them on my 2014 FLXHS. AWESOME TIRE
Do you have this in a wide white wall?
Charles D on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do not show a WhiteWall option available for the Michelin Commander
This tire is listed as a rear tire. However, this is the size of my front tire. Does it matter if I run on the front?
Travis D on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Have been told that if you need to run a rear tire on the front or visa versa reverse the tire so the arrow is going backwards to the recommended rotation. Reasoning the way the plus are wound. I think you should email the mtg. Reps for sure.
Will these work with Harley Davidson laced wheels?
A shopper on Dec 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think your best answer would come from the manufacturer of your wheel....I just know they are classified as a tubeless tire...and I think they are a great tire...handles great!!
how many miles can i expect to get out of this tire? im considering these or the Michelin commander 2 on a suzuki intruder 1400, how do they compare?
shane w on Aug 31, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: I run the commander on front and back on my Harley Lowrider. I get around 17k to 18k on the front and 15k to 16k on the back. Theses are the best tires I have ever had. They grip the road in dry and wet weather and the ride is smooth. I also run them on my Harley Ultra. I want run any other tire.
Can I pair this rear tire with the Avon I have on the front, at least until the front wears out (penalty one more season)? My ride is a 2005 Kawasaki Drifter 800.
Ted H on Jun 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: im running this tire with a dunlop up front without any issues. riding an 05 ultra classic. im completely satisfied with commander tire.
How old are these tires, have they been on the shelf for years?
Danny on Jun 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have bought around 10-15 tires (Dunlop and Commander II) thru Dennis Kirk in the past 5 years. None of them have been more than a year old according the tire date stamp. I heard stories of them being on shelf for years and started checking the tire stamp I have no worries of the shelf life or quality of tires I get thru Dennis Kirk.
will this tire fit a honda goldwing gl 1100 82?
alfredo on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea, but this is a great tire. I have 14,000 mi with plenty of tread left.
Advertised as tube or tubeless. Michelin doesn't make a tube for this tire. Anyone running a tube?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes using tube with this tire on HD softail with spoked wheel!
Can I run an 150/80/16 on my 02 883 custom?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: my problem with that tire was it was as narrow as a 1:30 when I needed a 1:50. So it is possible but normally you can only jump up one tire size. I believe your bike has a 1:30 on it. Like I said that particular time was an inch narrower than the 150 that was originally on the bike. Good luck. It really comes down to the clearance between the belt and the sidewall of the tire
I don't see anything about white walls I want to hear I need a wide white wall?
Jack B on May 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I'm looking for wide white walls for my 95 Heritage Softail I didn't see any on your ad?
What is the differenve between 90/90/21 and the mh 90/21?
A shopper on Jun 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: According to the specs, it seems the mh is a little lighter. The 90/90 goes into more ply detail but otherwise load and speed rating are the same. Have not installed my 19" front commander II tire yet but extremely pleased with the commander II rear tire. Superior to any rear tire I have ever used.
How many miles can I expect to get out of these?
Uncomike on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I love my commander II. As far as how many miles, I think it varies depending on the Riding style of the person. I average anywhere from 7 to 10,000 miles depending on how I ride. And always check the air pressure. But sometimes it’s not the mileage that matters, it’s the comfort. The commander to responds well. It is nice and smooth and very comfortable. I highly recommend it.
2013 Heratage with 21 x 3 inch wide rim what tire size is recomended and what problems should i be ready for with fender clearance?
dan p on Jul 11, 2017
what is the overall diameter of the tire?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My fender hugs the tire close so actual height is eyeball on a tape measure at 27" with tire mounted and bike sitting on the kickstand.
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5 / 5
I have been riding for over 40 years. Tried many brands of tires. The Michelin Commander II is just amazing. Great traction, Compared to Metzler 880 I had on before it is night and day. The Metz is useless in the rain. The Mich is excellent for accelerating and braking wet or dry. I just now wore out my Mich at 25000 miles! Harley Softail. Ride to work daily. Everyday I hit over 100mph. So its not like I'm easy on the tires. I don't know how they do it. High mileage and good traction. Even the ride is smooth and perfect.
January 7, 2014
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Tires
I have rode the Mezlers, Avons, Dunlaps....None compare to the commander II's. Alto the Commander Ii looks VERY much like the Avons they work better in wet and last longer. Have on front and rear.
February 8, 2014
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Tire Yet!
Bought a set of these instead of the factory mounted Dunlops and I couldn't be happier! Steering is far more accurate, as is ride and grip! No more "Harley Wiggle" when changing lanes or following raingrooves. I will never put anything but these on my Super Glide again!!!
August 18, 2015
Awesome Tire
These are the best motorcycle tires I have ever ridden on. I have 105,000 miles on my 03 Electra Glide. I have pretty much tried every major motorcycle tire mfg out there, Dunlop, Metzler, Pirelli and Avon. The Michlellin Commander II tires put them to shame. This tire is a big improvement over the Commander I tires as well. They ride great, handle great and are excellent in the rain as well. Do yourself a favor, put a set of these Michellin Commander II's on your motorcycle. If these tires get the claimed milage they are saying, Wow.. I put a set of tires on my Glide every summer, I will be alble to get almost two riding seasons out of these. Talk about saving some money? 2000 miles on them so far, so far no measurable wear, so we'll see.
August 29, 2012
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Handling
Replaced my Dunlop's with these on my '09 Dyna and I couldn't believe the difference in the handling. It's like a totally different bike. Doesn't jump when I cross the grooves between lanes and they really stick in the corners. Don't know what kind of mileage I'll get from them yet but anything over the 11K I got on the rear will be better. Great service from DK too. Ordered them on Friday and received them on Monday.
July 19, 2012
Excelsior, MN
Far Better Than Dunlop
Put this tire along with the matching rear Michelin just prior to a 700 mile trip to southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Riding the winding two lane roads in that area was a real joy and this tire was awesome. Very precise in the corners and confidence inspiring even in the rain. Some of the roads in Missouri have grooves cut in the direction of travel for wet road traction for cars. The previous Dunlop always wanted to follow those edge traps, but this Michelin all but ignored them. Superior handling in all the conditions I've encountered this far. Best. Tire. Ever!!!
June 14, 2015
Kansas City, MO
5 / 5
5 / 5
Commander II
I bought these last winter & had them installed for the 2013 riding season. Used OE Dunlop prior to that on all my HDs. Love Michelin on my cars, thought the claims may or may not be true as far as mileage goes - yet to be determined. Awesome cornering, have not had one slip regardless of road surface/conditions. Litmus test for me - had to lock 'em up because a guy pulled out in front of me. Nice - straight line stop for the most part. Grip and control helped avoid a more serious collision. I'm sold on these Commander 2 tires for price, longevity, & performance.
December 19, 2013
4 / 5
5 / 5
Great mileage tire
I have this tire on my 2011 Kawasaki Nomad 1700. I put this tire on 05/02/2013. As of today, I have just under 17,000 miles on it and I still don't think I am down to the warning tabs. It is hard for me to accurately define performance because I do a lot of highway miles but I have taken many a back road with twisties and have had no problems. The center is flat but it still appears to be handling ok. I really expect to get another couple 1000 miles out of it. If you do a lot of riding a year, this is the tire for you.
March 3, 2014
5 / 5
5 / 5
Looks and Fit
Just installed this on my 07 Streetglide. Nothing had to be adjusted and it looks awesome. I bought both the front and rear tires. Much better than stock.
August 6, 2012
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Tire
I put a set of these on in May of 2013. I am replacing the rear this weekend. 13,000 miles. Rides better, smoother, stops better, great on grooved pavement and way better in rain than the Dunlops from Harley. For less money they are far superior to the Dunlops. Durn right I am buying them again. I ride a 2003 HD Ultra, 30% two up, some to/from work, weekend rides from 100 to 1500 miles. Never a bobble, never a problem.
August 21, 2014