MICHELIN COMMANDER III CRUISER

Wet grip, longevity and handling performance for your cruiser bike

  • Grip in wet conditions and even in the rain!
  • Performance made to last
  • Good cornering performance
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Why choose MICHELIN Commander III Cruiser tyres?

The best in its category on wet surfaces*

Exceptional wet grip*, due to a compound mix incorporating Silica Rain Technology (SRT) combined with a void ratio 3% higher than that of the MICHELIN COMMANDER II front tyre.*

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Longevity continued from the MICHELIN COMMANDER II tyre

Longevity continued from the MICHELIN COMMANDER II tyre with a new profile improving the contact patch.

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New profile makes for excellent handling 

Amplified Density Technology (ADT) combined with its new profile give the MICHELIN COMMANDER III Cruiser tyre enhanced handling when cornering, exceeding that of the MICHELIN COMMANDER II tyre.

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What people are saying
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1 / 5

constant vibration on front tire

Mitch - September 11, 2021

Switched to Commander 3's from 2's due to the higher silica compound, was excited about the additional grip capacity it would provide. After a thorough winter service, tires, wheel bearings, fork and swing arm. I was looking forward to getting on the road. From this first moment I could feel a buzzing in my grips, I told myself this would go away after a brief breaking. This was not the case, the vibration has been consistent since the tires were installed, it is prevalent when riding straight up, it goes away while turning or doing a slalom type maneuver returning as you cross the centerline of the tire.. it has the sensation of a wheel bearing going bad.. tire has been reballenced which was fine and a second set of new wheel bearings installed to remove that from the equation. Problem still exists. Saving money now to go back to the Commander 2.as I don't have confidence in this tire while riding

  • Dry surface grip
  • Longevity
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability
  • Wet surface grip
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August 30, 2021
Hi Fink Thank you for your review of 08-27-2021. We are sorry you are experiencing issues with your MICHELIN Commander III tires. If you still have the same issue after inspection, please contact Michelin Consumer Care at 800-346-4098.
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1 / 5

Vibration Issues - Tires Should Be Recalled

Nate Z - September 3, 2021

While these tires do have good grip, any positive in the tires is massively overshadowed by the terrible issues causing vibration that transmits through the entire front end of the bike. From 45-50 MPH I get an intense "buzzing" sensation through the handlebars, severe enough that it also causes the fairing on my Road Glide to vibrate and make noise. At various other speeds you can feel vibrations in the floor boards, seat, etc as well. Apparently this is a known issue, but Michelin just keeps making the tires. I was initially told that it would go away after a break in period, but 3000 miles later it has only gotten worse. I've spoken with at least 6 other riders in person that are experiencing the exact same problem, including a dealership mechanic I had look at my bike because I thought perhaps the issue was my wheel bearings going bad. Michelin - shame on you for not taking this tire off the market until you solve the problem!

  • Dry surface grip
  • Longevity
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability
  • Wet surface grip
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August 27, 2021
Hi Nate Z Thank you for your review of 08-19-2021. We are sorry you are experiencing issues with your MICHELIN Commander III tires. Please contact Michelin Consumer Care at 800-346-4098 after inspection by your dealership.
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3 / 5

Surprisingly wears excellent on a springer front not so much the rear

Chris - August 27, 2021

The front tire has worn better than any other tire I've had in 90,000 mi for the rear though I don't get any more than 4500 miles I have a 200/55r17 the 90 16 front. For some strange reason this one also picked up more nails I had two flats throughout the tire life one single tire

  • Dry surface grip
  • Longevity
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability
  • Wet surface grip
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15 sizes available for this tyre

Rim

15''
16''
17''
19''
21''

Position

140/90 B15 76H
Width 140
Aspect Ratio 90
Rim Size 15
Load Index 76
Speed Index H
150/90 B15 74H
Width 150
Aspect Ratio 90
Rim Size 15
Load Index 74
Speed Index H
170/80 B15 77H
Width 170
Aspect Ratio 80
Rim Size 15
Load Index 77
Speed Index H
180/70 B15 76H
Width 180
Aspect Ratio 70
Rim Size 15
Load Index 76
Speed Index H
130/90 B16 73H
Width 130
Aspect Ratio 90
Rim Size 16
Load Index 73
Speed Index H
130/90 B16 73H
Width 130
Aspect Ratio 90
Rim Size 16
Load Index 73
Speed Index H
140/90 B16 77H
Width 140
Aspect Ratio 90
Rim Size 16
Load Index 77
Speed Index H
150/80 B16 77H
Width 150
Aspect Ratio 80
Rim Size 16
Load Index 77
Speed Index H
140/75 R17 67V
Width 140
Aspect Ratio 75
Rim Size 17
Load Index 67
Speed Index V
160/70 B17 73V
Width 160
Aspect Ratio 70
Rim Size 17
Load Index 73
Speed Index V
200/55 R17 78V
Width 200
Aspect Ratio 55
Rim Size 17
Load Index 78
Speed Index V
100/90 B19 57H
Width 100
Aspect Ratio 90
Rim Size 19
Load Index 57
Speed Index H
110/90 B19 62H
Width 110
Aspect Ratio 90
Rim Size 19
Load Index 62
Speed Index H
80/90 -21 54H
Width 80
Aspect Ratio 90
Rim Size 21
Load Index 54
Speed Index H
90/90 -21 54H
Width 90
Aspect Ratio 90
Rim Size 21
Load Index 54
Speed Index H

LEGAL MENTIONS

* According to Motorra magazine June 2020. MICHELIN Commander III Cruiser is test winner compared to Metzeler Cruisetec, Bridgestone Battlecruise H50, Continental ContiTour, Mistas Custom Force, Pirelli Night Dragon GT and Dunlop D401 with front dimension 130/90 B16 and rear dimension 150/80 B16. Test conducted on the Bridgestone european test ground in Nettuno, near Rome. MICHELIN Commander III Cruiser is best-in-class with 3 highlited performances on wet road: highest angle of inclination, shortest braking distance and best lap time!

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