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    Michelin Scorcher Tire Series - 150/80B16 Blackwall - 16 in. Rear

    Part Number 40878-11


    Finish / Color: Black Wall




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    The Scorcher is the first Michelin® - Harley-Davidson® co-branded tire, with a bold Harley-Davidson® script on the sidewall. Featuring an exceptional combination of durability, comfort and handling, the Scorcher "11" and Scorcher "31" are factory-installed on many models, and can be installed as a replacement tire on other specified models.

    • 16" rear tire
    • Blackwall
    • Innovative rubber compounds provide remarkable grip on both wet and dry roads
    • Promotes rock-solid handling on winding roads
    • Carbon black-enriched rubber compounds promote excellent durability without compromising performance


    • Position on Bike

    • Tread

      Scorcher 31
    • Tire Size

    • Rim Size

      3.00 x 16 Inch
    • Sold in Unit

    • In The Box

      Tire only


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    Fits '04-later XL models (except XL1200CX, XL1200T, XR1200™, XR1200X™ and '11-later XL883L) and '18-later FLDE, FLHC, FLHCS, FLSL and FXBB models.

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      Harley-Davidson® recommends the use of approved Michelin® and Dunlop® Tubes and Rim Bands.


      Use only H-D® approved tires. See an H-D® dealer. Using non-approved tires or mixing approved tires from different manufacturers on the same motorcycle, can adversely affect stability, which could result in death or serious injury.


      Michelin 16 in. Rear - 150/80B16 is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
      Rated 3 out of 5 by from General performance for the average rider Replaced the original with 7,200 miles. I could have made it to 8,000 but having good rubber is just common sense. The tire more or less is average, but then again so are most riders. This is a good tire for the average guy put on a bike to fit a large audience.
      Date published: 2015-11-07
      Rated 4 out of 5 by from Change at 8,000 miles Not sure what the life of this tire should be but I changed mind at 8,000 miles. I may have been able to go further but I did not want to take a chance traveling all the way to Sturgis and run into trouble. I felt the tire did well enough to put the same tire on my Sportster again and I think I might have gotten 10,000 miles out of the original but again why risk it. The tire has good wet weather grip but as the tire wore down I was starting to hear a roar or whine from the tire and it did disappear when I put the new tire on and I assume this was just from the ware of the tire.
      Date published: 2015-09-04
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      Q & A

      what is the recomended tire pressure?

      Asked by: tetchnfish
      Hi Tetchnifish, Well, if you have a Sportster Service Manual the tire pressure should be readily available. If not, I highly recommend going to your local dealership and purchasing a copy as it is very useful. Also, the year and model will possibly vary as well. Thanks!
      Answered by: RowdyGrl79
      Date published: 2017-11-18
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