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

Part Number 40878-11


Finish / Color: Black Wall



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

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.

  • Position on Bike

  • Tread

    Scorcher 31
  • Tire Size

  • Rim Size

    3.00 x 16 Inch
  • Sold in Unit

  • In The Box

    Tire only
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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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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