I went with the Commander II for the better life, I really can't grade the life of them yet but I like the ride. The stock tires only lasted 9000 miles the front still had some life left but I like to replace them in a matched set.
The Commander stops good and has good grip and I have about 2000 miles on them now & they seem to be wearing good.
The price on the Mets were better but I want longer wear out of my tires.
I put MCII's on my Voyager shortly after buying it last year. Orig owner did not maintain orig's at all. rear looked like a Nascar slick and front looked worn but was cupped badly. This was with 5000 miles on the orig. I now have 5000+ on the MCII's and they look almost new. They handle great. So far I am completely satisfied with the purchase. Tires can be one of those items that has a lot of personal preference and loyalty in the decision making process... but this is my experience so far. Hope it helps!!
Plus one on the Commander II. I changed to them early last season on my 800 Classic because of all the positive recommendations here and love how they handle and grip. The top selling point for me was when I went over a grated bridge that used to grab my stock tires and didn't feel any pulling at all. A year later and 6,000 miles with no sign of wear.
Commander II's - After much research, put a set on my 900 C. They handled great! Can't rate the mileage, as I traded it in on my Nomad before I had that many on them. At the time I purchased them, the Metz were more expensive, too.
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