Just finished installing & test driving a new front tire... I read some good promotions on the Michelin Commander 2 tire. After a short trip 10 miles (Cold Day), I'm happy with the initial run. I knew during this (Slower) season I was going to replace my original tire, and since I have had the 1st generation Commander tires in the past on the rear & on a previous bike, I thought I'd try this new version. According to the sales promotion they haven't been out over here, but a short time.... so I'll be the guinea pig, (Or Hog) :s . Talked with another sales person & they said these tires have been out in Germany for 2-years, with good results.