MICHELIN® COMMANDER III CRUISER

The newest MICHELIN® tire for all types of V-Twin Cruisers bikes

  • Grip in wet conditions and even in the rain!
  • Performance made to last
  • Good cornering performance

Why choose MICHELIN Commander III Cruiser tires?

Exceptional Wet Grip for Cruiser Bikes 

MICHELIN® Commander® III Cruiser tires offer the best wet grip and the shortest stopping distances in wet conditions among leading competitors*


*Based on internal test conducted in Fontange, France using a 2016 Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight fitted with 130/90 B 16 front tire and 150/50 B16 rear tire comparing lap times and stopping distances of MICHELIN® Commander® III Cruiser tires with METZELER® CruisetecTM, METZELER® M888 MarathonTM Ultra, and DUNLOP® Elite 4 tires. Actual on-road results may vary.

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Michelin’s Premium Touch™ Technology

The patented sidewall design of the MICHELIN® Commander® III tires enhance the styling of V-Twin motorcycles

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The front and rear tread compound use 100% silica reinforced rubber for maximum performance in wet conditions

The front tire offers an optimized groove design with a higher void ratio as compared to the MICHELIN Commander II tire to help maximize water dispersion.
The new, more rounded profile as compared to the MICHELIN® Commander® II tire optimizes the contact patch across the entire profile for a more planted feel even during cornering.

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Performance Without Compromise

MICHELIN® Commander® III tires deliver enhanced wet grip AND exceptional longevity 

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Can the Commander III be mixed with other tires?

To ensure the best level of performance and safety, our ranges are developed based on a uniform fitting to the front and rear. It is therefore recommended that different ranges are not mixed on the same motorcycle. If different generations are mixed, it is advisable to fit the MICHELIN Commander III to the front wheel.

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Is there a specific load recommendation for Commander III ?

Michelin advises to respect the maximum load that is  recommended bythe bike manufacturer. If the vehicle is over loaded (in reference of the manufacturer recommendations), tire failure and loss of control of the vehicle can happen..

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Discover the Michelin® Commander® III tire. Put more Road in your road trip.

Discover the Michelin® Commander® III tire. Put more Road in your road trip. December 20, 2019

What people are saying
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Shame on you MICHELIN!

Boomerang - September 22, 2021

These tires shod jot be available for sale, they are mighty dangerous ecperencing same problem as a ton of riders with massive vibration in 35 to 39 mph accelerate or decelerating....what a shock these are still in production...SHAME ON YOU MICHELIN MAN!

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  • Longevity
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability
  • Wet surface grip
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September 16, 2021
Hi Rang Thank you for your review of 09-07-2021. We are sorry you are experiencing issues with your MICHELIN Commander III tires. If you should still have the issue after inspection at your local dealer, please contact Michelin Consumer Care at 800-346-4098.
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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

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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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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!

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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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Position

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