Tires for your American or metric cruiser that will last nearly twice as long as other top-rated rubber? That's Michelin's claim for its Commander II. At the tire's core is a more-rigid, 90-thread-ply Amplified Density Technology carcass, which is said to improve maneuverability and feedback to the rider, particularly during cornering. New Pilot Road-influenced tread patterns for the bias-ply applications were developed, Michelin says, to echo the characteristics of the Silica Rain Technology-infused, Harley-Davidson Softail-specific 140/75-17 front and 200/55-17 rear radials, with an emphasis on longevity and wet-weather handling. All applications use square-bead sidewalls for improved strength and casing rigidity. Easier installation is also claimed. MSRP starts at $351.90 for a set.