A Comprehensive Review of Michelin Scorcher ll Tires for Harley Davidson

If you’re a Harley Davidson owner, you know how important it is to have a good set of tires. One brand that has been gaining popularity in recent years is Michelin.

Michelin is now supplying Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) tires to Harley for some of their models, specifically under the Scorcher name.

In this article, we will be reviewing Michelin Scorcher tires for Harley Davidson, discussing their performance, tread patterns, and applications.

Michelin Scorcher 11

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Features

  • Dependable Wet Grip
  • Unique Tread Pattern
  • For Use in All Weather Conditions

The Scorcher Tires

Michelin offers a few different Scorcher tires, each designed for specific Harley models. The Scorcher 11 has a modern, aggressive tread pattern and is suitable for Sportsters, V-Rods, and Harley Streets.

On the other hand, the Scorcher 31 has a more traditional tread pattern and is ideal for Sporties, Dynas, and conservative-looking motorcycles.

Finally, the Scorcher 32 is designed specifically for Fat Bobs and has a very distinctive tread pattern that complements the bike’s look.

Performance

Michelin promises better comfort and grip with their Scorcher tires. While many tire manufacturers make similar claims, Michelin delivers. The Scorcher series is one of the few OEM tires that riders would purchase again for their bike.

With the Scorchers, you can expect a comfortable ride and a good grip on the road. These tires are not as sticky as Pirelli Night Dragons but are not as hard as the Metzler ME80 or the Commander III. The Scorchers fall somewhere in the middle, striking a balance between stickiness and mileage.

Applications

The Scorcher tires are designed specifically for Harley Davidson motorcycles. While they can be retrofitted onto other cruiser bikes, they are not engineered for metric bikes.

If you’re a Harley owner, you can keep the HD theme running throughout your motorcycle with Harley-branded Scorcher ll tires.

These tires offer the stock HD tire look on your bike while providing excellent performance on the road.

Installation

If you know how to install tires, then the Scorcher tires are no different from normal tires. These tires can be run either tubed or tubeless in some applications, but all of them are tubeless tires.

However, if you’ve never installed tires, it’s best to have a buddy or call your local shop for assistance.

While installing the tires yourself can save you a few bucks, it can also be time-consuming and challenging. It’s better to have an expert handle the installation to ensure that it’s done correctly.

Tire Sizing

Tire size options for the Michelin Scorcher ll for both front and rear wheels, along with their corresponding customer star ratings:

Front Wheel SizeRear Wheel SizeStar Rating
120/70ZR-19150/60ZR174.4 out of 5
110/70R-17140/75R-174.8 out of 5
130/60B-19180/55ZR-174.6 out of 5
100/90B-19150/80B-164.2 out of 5
120/70ZR-18180/65B-164.5 out of 5

Note: Star rating represents the average rating given by customers who purchased and used the product.

Likes and Dislikes

One of the things that I like about the Michelin Scorcher ll tires is their excellent grip and handling, particularly in wet conditions. The tire’s advanced rubber compound and tread pattern provide superior traction on both wet and dry roads, which gave me a feeling of confidence and security.

I haven’t tested these tires for a long period as of yet, but I have seen other reviews, and others riders are reporting that the Scorcher ll tires are known for their durability and longevity.

One other thing I liked was the tire wasn’t that noisy. They are designed to reduce road noise and vibrations so that would explain it but it’s always nice to be able to speak to your passenger without having to shout over the tire noise.

When it comes to my dislikes the price is quite high, but like anything you get what you pay for and you get quality tires from Michelin.

The second thing I didn’t like was the tire is a bit harder than they would like. However, these concerns are outweighed by the tire’s excellent performance and long-lasting durability.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Michelin Scorcher series of tires is an excellent choice for Harley Davidson riders. They provide a comfortable ride and good grip on the road, striking a balance between stickiness and mileage.

The different tread patterns cater to specific Harley models, and the Harley-branded Scorcher tires offer the stock HD tire look on your bike.

If you’re considering purchasing a set of tires for your Harley, be sure to check out the Michelin Scorcher ll series.

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