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There are a number of tire tests that helped set the ranking, by Motorad and other sites. The more formal, comparative tests were given more weight in the ranking process than user reviews.

In some cases the same tire was reviewed in multiple tests, so this helped bridge the gap between tires being reviewed in one test but not another. Intermixed with these more formal tests are other tires that were not part of formal testing.

The Michelin Commander 3 Touring tire is fairly well rated.  Multiple riders reported issues with vibration from the tire.

The Dunlop Elite 4 have mixed reviews.  Some riders have used the tire multiple times.  Others complain of poor handling on metal grate bridges and poor wet handling.  All have said that the mileage is good, even on heavy bikes.  

The Pirelli Night Dragon is one of the top cruiser tires.  While the mileage is lower than some competitors, those who ride harder like the stick and handling.  Universally preferred over the stock Dunlop.  

The Dunlop American Elite is one of the top cruiser/Harley tires.  Mileage and stability is very good.