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Michelin Commander II 150/80B16 Rear Tire

J&P Cycles Part Number: 534-985

Manufacturer Part Number: 04201

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Description for Michelin Commander II 150/80B16 Rear Tire

• Independent test results show that the Michelin Commander II motorcycle tire lasts almost twice as long as its nearest competitors

• Michelin uses a new rubber compound in the Commander II, making this motorcycle tire more durable with better performance on wet surfaces

• The Amplified Density Technology used in the construction of the Commander II provides the rider with a rigid, high-density motorcycle tire with exceptional performance characteristics

• The aramid tread piles in the Commander II rear tire resists centrifugal growth, and provides greater stability

• Michelin uses a square-bead sidewall on the Commander II, adding to the tire's stability and ease of installation

Product Specs

Product Specs for Michelin Commander II 150/80B16 Rear Tire

Aspect Ratio:
Load Range:
77 - Maximum Capacity 908 lbs
Manufacturer Part Number:
Commander II
Overall Diameter:
Rim Diameter:
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Speed Rating:
H - Rated up to 130 MPH
Commander II
Tire Construction:
Bias Ply
Tire Size:
Tire Width:
Tread Depth:
Tube or Tubeless:
Tube Type, Tubeless
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Compatible Models

Harley-Davidson® Models

  • Dyna Defender FXDP : 2002–2004
  • Dyna Low Rider FXDL : 2002–2005
  • Dyna Super Glide Custom FXDC : 2005
  • Dyna Super Glide FXD : 2002–2005
  • Dyna Super Glide Sport EFI FXDXI : 2004–2005
  • Dyna Super Glide Sport FXDX : 2000–2005
  • Dyna Super Glide T-Sport FXDXT : 2001–2003
  • Dyna Wide Glide EFI FXDWGI : 2005
  • Dyna Wide Glide FXDWG : 2002–2005
  • Softail Blackline FXS : 2011–2013
  • Softail Fat Boy CVO FLSTFSE : 2005
  • Softail Fat Boy EFI FLSTFI : 2003–2006
  • Softail Fat Boy FLSTF : 2003–2006
  • Softail Heritage Classic Anniversary FLSTC : 2013
  • Softail Heritage Classic EFI FLSTCI : 2003–2006
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLHC : 2018–2019
  • Softail Heritage Classic FLSTC : 2003–2017
  • Softail Heritage Classic Special Anniversary FLHCS : 2018
  • Softail Heritage Classic Special FLHCS : 2018–2019
  • Softail Heritage FLST : 2003–2006, 2008–2010
  • Softail Heritage Springer Classic EFI FLSTSCI : 2005
  • Softail Heritage Springer Classic FLSTSC : 2005
  • Softail Night Train EFI FXSTBI : 2003–2005
  • Softail Night Train FXSTB : 2003–2005
  • Softail Slim FLSL : 2018–2019
  • Softail Springer Classic EFI FLSTSCI : 2006
  • Softail Springer Classic FLSTSC : 2006–2007
  • Softail Springer EFI FXSTSI : 2003–2005
  • Softail Springer FXSTS : 2003–2005
  • Softail Standard EFI FXSTI : 2003–2005
  • Softail Standard FXST : 2003–2005
  • Softail Street Bob FXBB : 2018–2019
  • Sportster 1200 50th Anniversary XL50 : 2007
  • Sportster 1200 Custom Anniversary XL1200C : 2013
  • Sportster 1200 Custom XL1200C : 2004–2019
  • Sportster 1200 Custom XL1200CA : 2013–2016
  • Sportster 1200 Custom XL1200CB : 2012–2017
  • Sportster 1200 Custom XL1200CP : 2011–2016
  • Sportster 1200 Forty-Eight Anniversary XL1200X : 2018
  • Sportster 1200 Forty-Eight Special XL1200XS : 2018–2019
  • Sportster 1200 Forty-Eight XL1200X : 2010–2019
  • Sportster 1200 Iron XL1200NS : 2018–2019
  • Sportster 1200 Low XL1200L : 2006–2011
  • Sportster 1200 Nightster XL1200N : 2007–2012
  • Sportster 1200 Roadster XL1200R : 2004–2009
  • Sportster 1200 Seventy-Two XL1200V : 2012–2016
  • Sportster 883 Custom XL883C : 2004–2010
  • Sportster 883 Iron XL883N : 2009–2014, 2017–2019
  • Sportster 883 Low XL883L : 2005–2010
  • Sportster 883 Roadster XL883R : 2005–2012, 2014
  • Sportster 883 Standard XL883 : 2004–2009

Honda Models

  • Rebel 300 ABS CMX300 : 2017
  • Rebel 300 CMX300 : 2017
  • Rebel 500 ABS CMX500 : 2017
  • Rebel 500 CMX500 : 2017

Indian Models

  • Chief Blackhawk : 2011
  • Chief Blackhawk Dark : 2011
  • Chief Bomber : 2011
  • Chief Bomber Limited Edition : 2010
  • Chief Classic : 2010–2013
  • Chief Dark Horse : 2010–2013
  • Chief Deluxe : 2009
  • Chief Roadmaster : 2009–2011
  • Chief Standard : 2009
  • Chief Vintage : 2009–2013
  • Chief Vintage Final Edition : 2013
  • Chief Vintage Limited Edition : 2013
  • Scout : 2015–2018
  • Scout Bobber : 2018
  • Scout Sixty : 2016–2018

Kawasaki Models

  • Vulcan 1500 Classic VN1500D : 1996–1997
  • Vulcan 1500 Classic VN1500E : 1998–2004
  • Vulcan 1500 Drifter VN1500J : 1999–2000
  • Vulcan 1500 Drifter VN1500R : 2001–2003
  • Vulcan 1500 Nomad FI VN1500L : 2000–2003
  • Vulcan 1500 Nomad VN1500G : 1999–2001

Triumph Models

  • Thunderbird : 1995–1999
  • Thunderbird Sport : 1998–1999, 2001

Victory Models

  • Boardwalk : 2013–2014
  • High-Ball : 2011–2015

Yamaha Models

  • Bolt C-Spec XVS950C : 2015–2016
  • Bolt R-Spec XVS950C : 2014–2017
  • Bolt XVS950C : 2014–2017
  • Road Star Limited Edition XV1600ALE : 2003
  • Road Star Midnight Star XV1600AS : 2001–2003
  • Road Star Midnight Star XV1700AM : 2004–2007
  • Road Star MM Limited Edition XV1600AS : 2000
  • Road Star S XV1700AS : 2008–2014
  • Road Star Silverado Limited Edition XV1600ATLE : 2003
  • Road Star Silverado Midnight XV1700ATM : 2004–2007
  • Road Star Silverado S XV1700ATS : 2008–2014
  • Road Star Silverado XV1600AT : 1999–2003
  • Road Star Silverado XV1700AT : 2004–2010
  • Road Star XV1600A : 1999–2003
  • Road Star XV1700A : 2004–2009
Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews for Michelin Commander II 150/80B16 Rear Tire

Overall Rating

5 out of 5 stars (based on 104 reviews)

5 stars (96)

4 stars (8)

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Great tiers.will buy them again


Just got back from 2 weeks on the road rained first week tires were awesome ! Got home looked at tires after almost 4K miles still look like new ! Best tire I’ve ever put on my Harley in 16 yrs of owning it!


Great deal and the fastest shipping I have ever seen. Great job J&P.


They look great, the ride is awesome and so much better than stock!


I bought my heritage softail new in 2004, two things for sure that I have found that is hands down better than what Factory uses on Harley's, 1st is the AMS oil, day and night difference for a cooler running engine, and the Michelin tires, they are 100% better than Dunlop, and a 1000% better than a Metzeler, for grip,Metzeler is the worst tire I've had on my Harley. especially if you have added more HP to your scooter. Michelin is the best tire IMO w/o a doubt!!!


Grips good and wear better than most. I get around 15000 out of the commander. Good all round tire.


The best tires I've ever had on my Dyna. Better handling, braking, and mileage than Metzlers, way better than OEM Dunlops.


Quieter than Dunlop 401-402. Sturdier sidewall than Dunlop. Seems to grip and handle better too. I don't think I'll ever go back to Dunlop. I didn't give Michelin 5 stars because I have not had it long enough to determine longevity. If it goes 10k I would.


bought these tires after replacing rear dunlop twice in 15 months ,the reviews sold me ! I've put 12000 miles on these tire and I believe I could get a couple more K out of them this year! I'm sold on these will never have anything else!!


great tire looks awesome


I have rode 1300 mile round trip to Sturgis on a pair of these tires and love them. Very little signs of wear and they grip the road great in those hair pin turns. I also was caught in a down pour rain and had to get to my destination so at 60 mph these tire grip in these conditions unbelievable! Only draw back is that they suck on grave roads. Glad I only have one mile to get to pavement. All in all a great tire and will buy again.


Excellent tire, it is best tire i have riden. (HD Dunlops, Mettzler 880s, Avon Venom. These are by far the BEST and as advertised pretty much double the milage compared to competitors. These are the only tires i will run, unless they come out with a better one, which not sure if that is even possible.


Great tire, love the way the bike handles with the Commander II's.


Best rear tire I've found yet. Grips better than any and longer lasting, too. I'll buy these as long as they continue to make them!


Best rear tire I've found yet. Grips better than any and longer lasting, too. I'll buy these as long as they continue to make them!


Best rear tire I've found yet. Grips better than any and longer lasting, too. I'll buy these as long as they continue to make them!


Best tires money can buy


Excellent and received in a timely manner

JP Brown 63

The best tire EVER! second order . Love them.


Good tire, reasonably priced.


I would like to review the product, however they have not delivered it yet. it has only been 4 weeks so do not believe their estimated delivery times. I have called them several times and their response is we don't know where it is, as they are currently expanding the wherehouse networks.


Excellent tire. Great road feel and ride. Awesome price and service from J&P!


Great Tire got lots of miles out of my last one looking to do the same with this one You should look into Dynabeads as a product to ballance these tires


I now have Michelin Commander II front an rear.Night an Day difference all the way around,the ride is amazing now.Great tire!


I bought the 15o/80b16 contender 2 rides great,handles great.price was great.just ordered the front today.cant wait to see what it rides like with 2 contenders on!


Best grip and excellent performance. Way better than the Dunlop which are junk in my opinion as well as most of my friends.My Sportster handles so much better now even with a passenger and only 150 miles on the new tire.I will definitely be ordering a Commander 2 for the front in a few minutes.I will not run anything else from now on.


Excellent grip and performance


I love the smooth ride...


Very good tire. Has a long tread life good wet traction and great handling.


Excellent product


So far so good, I only have a couple of hundred miles or so on the tire so far but I can say that the ride is fantastic. I couldn't believe the way it handled a hard rain I got caught in with only about 100 miles on it. I have ridden for many many years and I really don't like/trust new tires for about the first 300 miles or so. I think they are as dangerous, think poor traction, as a worn out tire until they are broken in. My Road Star and I are very happy and are looking forward to getting some great rides in this summer.


excellent tire, excellent price


I put this Michelin Commander II 150/80B16 Rear Tire on my 2012 FLSTC back in February and I absolutely love it. It's a great tire that noticeably improves handling and cornering. I'm glad all my buddies recommended it. Now I have to get one for the front too. As always, J&P's shipped my rubber quick, easy and painless for a great price. Best online supplier, no contest.


These tire by far are the best tires I have ridden on. I noticed an immediate difference between the old dunflats and these. When I jumped on the bike it felt like I was riding a sport bike. It handles nice in turns and during takeoff and stopping. There was a significant decrease in the road taking over the bike and bumps felt slightly better. These tires are going on my new bike once the other michelins wear out. Thanks J&p for affordable tires that are awesome.


I just love these tires with over 5000 miles look like new ill never buy anything else!


These are the best tires I've ever used after 5000 + miles there still lots of tread left I we'll never buy anything else!


I hope it meets the standard they say it will last. Will have to wait to see.


great fit, and wonderful improvement to the overall ride.


Great tire


Best tires you can purchase, handling and comfort is A+++. Tread wear better than HD Dunlaps!!! Local dealership wanted over $100. more. Once again thank you for supporting the biker community.


Very good price for the tire! Now I will see if I will get double the mileage out of it... Been told it is one of the best. I don't do burn outs. It is all riding and 6k is nothing for me to put on so, I don't want to have to be putting new tires on twice a year or so.


Michelin is the best tire out there

sam baker

quality price and delivery excellent


I am very impressed with the traction on the Michelin Commander II tire I put on the rear. I used to run the Metzler 880 and found the traction and specifically braking to be awful. The Metzler always skidded when using the rear brake hard. The Michelin skidded once on my ride yesterday, and when it did, it stopped my Harley quickly. Although only rode with the Michelin for a few rides, the over feel of the tire is awesome. I am going to add the front as well.


I just mounted the 150/80B16 on my softail standard and was a little disaapointed to see it was 3/4 inch narrower then the Dunlop 401 I took off and may have gotten away with mounting a 180. That aside they sure look nice and can wait put some miles on them...


I got almost 14000 miles on these tires love em rain and ride are nice


I received my tire in a very fast time, and it was exactly what I was looking for when ordering from a company. Thank you J&P


I ride a lot, 6 to 8000 miles a year. These are the best tires in any condition. I will buy this tire again in another 3 or 4 years if need be.


Great tire.


You can't beat theses tires. I live in the northwest Seattle area (go seahawks 12) but we have a lot of bridges and they are grated cause they are draw bridges but most bridges you go over with motorcycles, you wonder side to side But not theses tires. They are also perfect on the wet dry road.


Second time I replaced rear tire with these Michelins. Great tire. Lots of miles and control and feel is great. Replaced front and back this round. Look great on my softail.


You know, once in a while you find yourself in the right place at the right time. This was one instance of that. It's fall and I am preparing to make my "to do" list in preparation for next spring and the 2015 riding season. Searching the J&P cycles web site I noted that Michelin Commander II tires were advertised on sale. Having been a Michelin patron for years now, I knew that the manufacturer of both the tires on my jeep, my Jetta and the wifes car would be an obvious first choice for the Harley. Installed soon after arrival... this customer wasn't disappointed. Just a capable as every other Michelin I have ever owned... an a bargain at end of season pricing. Now if only J&P offered Michelin's for my next automobile purchase!


Fantastic. Makes the ride much more enjoyable and am looking forward to long trips and high miles.




I have always bought Dunlap.The michelin commanderII tire,it handles great around turns,very light feel.getting ready to purchase the front tire.Will recommend this tire to everyone.Very happy with it.


Great tires im impressed the way they ride and handle.


Everything was perfect. Shipped immediately and delivered as expected. I tried another vendor and 10 days later they still didn't ship so I cancelled that one. Never again! Should have stayed here as I have always been pleased.


Long lasting and good traction. Have 12000+ on my old one and most of that is with very heavy loads.


Great service, Great product, Great price!!! Love J&P Cycles!!!


Amazing tire. Still looks close to brand new after 5000 miles. Love it!


Best tire I ever had!!!! Smooth ride bites hard.......I got 9,700 miles out of this tire at mostly 100mph


Awesome tire. First time using something other than Dun 401's. This is a much better tire and cheaper.


As with the matching front tire. This to is proven to be an excellent decision.


Received promptly as advertised and good price


great ride even in wet conditions! This is my second set (different bike) and I'm very pleased. Service and delivery were AWESOME!

dale l

i had this tire on before and am very happy with ride and wear


Had to replace the Metzeler which was falling apart. Have a few hundred miles on this tire and so far am pleased.


Love the Tire the price and the verry verry quick delivery.As allways J&P takes care of Riders!!!!!!


Great tyre....i will pre order it....is better then HD Dunlop ....and cheaper!!!!


great selection's, great price's.


I live in phoenix az where i ride all year long. I ride my dyna fast and hard,that being said the summers are brutal on tires here even more so with hard fast riding. I went through two dunlops in one summer. I went to the commander 2 and now have 11,250 miles on one rear tire with life left! Very good handling and super smooth ride!


Fast shipping and great price on the tire!


Love the tire. Makes for a much softer ride.

north ferry choppers

great tire


All I can say is WOW! This tire is awesome. It looks good, rides great, and the price from JP Cycles was incredible!


This tire is a great replacement for your stock Dunlop, it tracks better and holds great in curves. Thanks for shipping so fast!!


Awesome tires so far! Only time will tell all.


Great tire.


Love the why this Tire rides and wears.


great product at a great price


Have put a 1000 miles on the tire and it lives up to its claim of eliminating freeway wobble. More comfortable than any tire I've been on.


Great tire




It's a Michelin, what can I say. They are the best. Softer ride, hoping longer lasting.Thank you J&P


These are great tires that ride smooth, quiet and stick to the road!


Good looking tire, hope I get the mileage out of it that people and reviews say it will produce. Switch from the Dunlop Harley tire , we will see what happens.


I priced this at my area indy, and J&P was $90 cheaper. I still had indy mount and balance them as I just take in the wheels. In this economy, I have to look for best deals and J&P has them. Thanks


I've had this tire on my 2004 Harley Davidson Fatboy for a week. so far the tire seems to have good grip and rides well in the rain. The Michelin Commander has a smooth comfortable ride.


Love this tire, it works fantastic on my 05 roadking. This is my second one and I get twice the milage out of these over the Dunlaps


These tires are excactly what there described to be long lasting with remarkable handling.And they look great also!


Ordered both front and back tires. Very pleased with both!


Good tire


Tires are fantastic. .They have given me a new found comfort in turns that the original Dunlop did not provide. .recommend these tires to anyone


everything is great very pleased with j&p

John Frakes

Back tire seams to handle well and looks great on the bike


The Commander II tires are the best tires I have ever used on a motorcycle. They hold the road like the bike is on rails. They also have incredible traction on wet pavement.


Satisfied ride is better than the Dunlop's that came on the bike. over 800 miles this weekend no complaints


Tire is a smooth ride here in Kore4a where the roads get rough. The weather here chages fast and gets lots of rain and the tire has good tread to disperse the water.


Had the tire mounted and have absolutely no complaints. Very good ride going down the road. Will purchase again.


Great value, I have not put many miles on them yet But so far they are way better than the stock dunlops that came with the bike.


great tire. comfortable ride


Just installed, so far nice and good traction. Have always been pleased with Michelin tires for my truck, sure this tire will preform as desribed.


I have heard nothing but good things about this tire, just waiting to so how it holds up to a hard season of riding.


Great price on a great tire

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