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I found the CommanderIIs to be squirrelly in the rain. Braking & acceleration were the problem. They held curves well in the rain. Just had to be careful with the throttle & brakes. My wife likes hers. She's not as aggressive as I am, I guess. I'm currently running Dunlop Elite 4 on the front & American Elite on the rear. Excellent grip, wet or dry, curves, braking or on the throttle.
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