Posted on October 16, 2019



Michelin will showcase its new MICHELIN® Commander® III tire line-up for V-Twin Cruisers and Touring bikes throughout the weekend of Oct. 17–20 during Biketoberfest® in Daytona at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson. Available for purchase starting in January 2020, the new custom tire line is the official tire of Daytona Beach Bike Week, the World’s Largest Motorcycle Event®.

Expanding on the highly acclaimed MICHELIN® Commander® II tire, the newest addition to the cruiser portfolio is designed to deliver exceptional wet grip and extraordinary durability. The MICHELIN® Commander® III Touring tire is designed to go the distance for Baggers with excellent wet grip and longevity that is designed to exceed its predecessor with new tread compounds. The MICHELIN® Commander® III Cruiser tire is engineered to deliver outstanding wet grip without compromising longevity compared to its predecessor. The distinctive tread patterns and patented velvet sidewall designs of the new line enhance the styling of all V-Twin motorcycles.

“Michelin developed this tire line to optimize riding enjoyment with a focus on improving the tread life and wet grip versus the already widely accepted Commander II tire line,” said Shane Messner, director of two-wheel at Michelin North America. “The commitment to MICHELIN® Total Performance™ makes the MICHELIN Commander III tire line the trusted choice for the v-twin community.”

Consumers can now enter for an exclusive opportunity to become a MICHELIN Commander III tire ambassador. Riders who register for a Commander ID by Dec. 31, 2019, will have access to a $50 rebate with the purchase of a set of MICHELIN Commander III tires by Feb. 29, 2020. With every five referrals, ambassadors can earn an additional $100 in MasterCard reward cards. Visit for complete details.

About Michelin North America

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The Company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires.  In addition to tires, the Company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. Forbes magazine has ranked Michelin No. 1 on its annual survey of “Best Large Employers in America” for 2018. Learn more about purpose-driven careers with a purpose-driven company at


Category: Motorcycle

Tyrone J. | January 26, 2020 @ 7:09PM
So what is the difference between the Commander II and the Commander III that improved the wet whether and cornering traction? And how does that change on the Commander III affect the longevity of the tire?

Brian Owen | January 17, 2020 @ 8:59AM
Who has this tire in ky or where can I order one?

Gerald Street | January 14, 2020 @ 8:45PM
Hopefully they are serious about improved wet traction......the II I briefly (3000 km) had on the back of my FLHXSE3 was scary in the rain....especially if it cold out!

Roger J Shoemaker | January 4, 2020 @ 10:55AM
looking for a rear tire for my 2013 Can Am Spyder rt Limited
Any help would be appreciated

Coke jerry | December 27, 2019 @ 2:47PM
Who is going to be selling them in January and what is the price difference between Commander Twos

Rick Goforth | November 13, 2019 @ 9:47AM
What is the major difference between the Commander 111 Cruiser vs Commander 111 Touring?


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