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Old 2nd March 2012
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Folks - I've loved Metzeler tires - the Marathon 880's for a while. Here in Florida they ride and corner well, do great in wet weather, or dry, and dont wander all over the place like the Dunlops do on bridge gratings and grooved road surfaces.

I'm here to tell you that the Commander II rides as well, corners as well, stops as well as the Metz 880. I've got one on the back right now, and it was hop on the bike and ride. No new turning surprises, no handling issues... no nothing. They're like old friends.

AND - Michelin claims (claims, sure....) that they get about twice the miles as compared to the Metz 880 on the back of a Harley. Yes they tested against a Harley dresser/bagger with a Metz 880. They are saying up to 24,000 miles on a back tire!!!! (40,000km)

Dunno if I'll get that, but the price is no worse (a little better really) than the Metzeler, so what the hell.... I tried it, and can say it handles just as well.
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I've always liked Avon Venoms, much better tire than Dunlop in my opinion. But reading your post on Michelin Commander II tires, I have to wonder how they compare to the Avon? Will have to check into this, My bike is not ready for tires yet, but will by the fall or a little sooner.
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I think we should keep posted on Commander II tread life and performance over the long run. A tire that handles admirably and still gets 20,000+ miles could be quite a find. The Dunlops are capable of substantial tread life, but the handling and traction are only adequate.
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what are they like in the wet? (((-:
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So far so good on wet...but to be honest only been tested on wet roads not heavy rain.
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I getting a set put on tomorrow. I thank you for your input!
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Gonna keep my eye on this thread for when I need a set of tires. Looking for the best stock size tires I can possibly find for occasional light mud and slop, wet/flooded roads (~10% of time), as well as normal dry pavement on ok to poorly maintained pavement (~90% of time).

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how are those commandersII going?
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" Sorry for the delay. Well I now have 2000mi on these puppy's
& I must say ( I'm no expert or a long time rider but) they are 100% better than stock tires.
They don't track; have good traction; corner like on rails. rides like a different bike, softerride. I love UM !!!
Best performance upgrade for my money yet.
Talked to a guy that had 12,000 mi on his, said they were the best he ever tried.( & he was an Ol'Timer) The wear looked no different than on my new ones !!
The best thing is in the handling & not tracking,feels safer.
Hope this helps. I highly recommend them!
"Da Bokster"
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I installed the Michelin Commander II tires 2600 miles on them and they are the greatest. I was never happy with the stock tires, never liked the feel of them. The Commanders corner like on rails as stated by Bokster. The tires are also great on wet roads. Would highly recommend these tire to anyone looks to replace the stock tires on their bike.
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