RANKING: #4 Cruiser Tire
Sizes available in black (BW) narrow-white (NW) and wide-white (WWW) sidewalls for older Harley-Davidson models. The American Elite delivers enhanced tire mileage thanks to an MT Multi-Tread rear tire compound that incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire, along with a lateral-grip compound on each shoulder for great handling. Dunlop’s American Elite is the premier aftermarket choice for Harley-Davidson riders in search of tires that deliver extended tread wear. Sidewall design proudly features the American Elite name.
Mileage, some report the highest they have seen
The Dunlop American Elite is one of the top cruiser/Harley tires. Mileage and stability is very good.
Reviews by Source
123 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. One reviewer says the Dunlop American Elite handles gravel better than Michelin Commander 2, seem similar to the ME888s. On a 2014 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, got 22k, little cupping, have thick sidewall which seems to help with stability. On an 04 Heritage, got 14k, some cupping front and rear, handles rain well. Another says the tires don't chase grooves, transition well in corners, inspire confidence. On an 09 Ultra, got 22k front, 15k rear, recommended.
351 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. One rider says they have tried all other tires and the Dunlop American Elite is the best. On a Road Glide, ridden on snow and Jeep trails, has worked in all conditions. On a 2009 Harley Ultra Classic, first two sets have averaged 18k each. On a Harley Road Glide, got 18k, handle and ride well, have good wet weather traction. On a 2010 Road King, prefers over Michelin, ride is stable and reassuring. On a 2014 Harley Ultra Limited, it is the highest mileage tire they have used, 15k on rear, 20k on front, prefers over the Commanders.
286 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. On a Harley Street Glide, prefers the Dunlop American Elite over other tires. One rider had a problem with tire wobble at approximately 40 MPH. On a 2012 Street Glide, got 16k on first set.