Pirelli Angel GT Front Tires
I can't say I have a lot of experiences with different tires but these seem to work well. I noticed a lot better grip in everyway with these over my old ones, riding in the rain felt the same as riding on dry pavement. I have found no fault with them and my bike seems a lot more capable since I switched over.
October 13, 2014
Great so far!
I purchased this set of tires before heading out on a 4300+ mile trip. They were mounted to a 2006 Hayabusa. The bike was moderately loaded with a Givi 360e topbox, a small stuff sack, and riding one up. The tires handled great and made me realize how bad my old tires were. There were no grip issues in either rain or cool weather. After making the entire trip there is some visible wear down the center from all of the highway miles (~70% of the miles), the flat spotting should go away as I start to ride more back roads and less highway miles again.
Overall I am very pleased with the tires and would recommend them to anyone else looking for a sport touring tire.
September 22, 2014
Transformed the feel of my bike, feel more confident in corners and in straight light. Can't beat the look of the tread either!
September 8, 2014
Pirelli Angel GT
After 600 miles there is a noticable difference between Pirelli and Metzler tires. Pirelli rides so much softer and handles the twists and turns easily. The wear on both front and back at this point is even, no cupping or flattening seen. The Pirelli's look good too and were not an issue to mount. The Metzlers I had were the Z8 that came with my bike and were not a bad tire, Pirelli's are just a better tire.
August 11, 2014
Excellent sport touring tires with terrific grip.
I installed the Angel GTs on my new Ninja 1000 this summer. They replaced the terrible stock BT-016s, which only lasted 1400 miles before they started to square off and shred. (Note that the Kawasaki OEM BT-016 tires are not the same as those sold by retailers. The aftermarket dual compound BT-016 tires are supposed to be much better.)
Anyway, I couldn't be more impressed with the Angel GT tires. They provide excellent grip on both dry and wet roads. They're quiet and handle very well. So far I've put just over 5100 miles on them, and I think I could easily get to 6000 miles before they reach the wear bars. Even with over 5000 miles on the tires, they still feel very solid. I've already ordered my second set!
August 4, 2014
A Big Surprise
I got tired of waiting for backordered Michelin GT tires to come in and with a trip coming up soon I opted for the Angel GTs. The Angel GTs are by far the best tires I've ever had on my BMW 1600 GTL. They are very quiet,handling is terrific and the softest riding tire that has been on the bike.As to wear, I only have about 3k miles on them so far but they still look like new.I highly recommend them!
July 28, 2014
Good in the curves!
Can't really rate the tread life yet, but I had to give it something.
It's pretty damp most mornings where I live, so the roads are slick, but I have yet to feel a slide on these tires. Not a bad price, either. Best you can get on the internet.
July 21, 2014
In search for better wear characteristics, without degrading performance too much.
I’ve had 4 sport touring bikes and this Concours 14 is by far the most powerful. That’s short for it eats tires for breakfast. My last set was a PR3, and my rear didn’t last 5,000. Our tires in S. Florida are rough and this adds to the wear. It wasn’t until I read this fantastic review in RoadRunner Magazine that I said I have to try a pair. I bought the rear, and was really happy with everything about it, and this purchase is for the front tire. Can’t wait to get back up to the mountains.
Here is the link to the review.
July 14, 2014