Pirelli Angel GT Rear Tires
Long wear in time, but great grip and great longevity
The tires took an a pretty long time for me to actually be able to utilize them to their full potential (around 1k miles). Prior to that they would slip on anything over half throttle, which I found pretty strange. After the 'GT' tread marks wore in everything changed! Grip feels amazing, tire life seems to be going strong. There is a lot of confidence going into turns even in 2-up riding ( i upped the pressure in the tires by 1psi of Kawasaki's recommendation) and it feels so much better than my previous Bridgestone's ever did.
June 19, 2016
Mileage was good, but not as expected
I got these at some 3,433 miles ago.
After scrubbing I noticed there was still a lot of sliding around in the rear. I took out 5psi (from stock) and that took care of the sliding problem and grip was near-as-good as the Rosso II tires I had run before.
I expected better mileage than I got out of these tires. This is probably due to running less than stock PSI in them and because they are mounted to my '14 ZX10R. Sure, I got 500-1000 miles more than I was getting on Rosso IIs, but no where near the 6000-8000 miles other are claiming they are getting. I can just change up my riding style, I'm sure, on the Rosso IIIs and achieve the same mileage. Maybe if they didn't cost nearly as much as the Rossos I'd be more inclined to give a better review and purchase again, but if I'm spending that much I might as well just get the Rossos.
June 17, 2016
Pirelli Angel GT is a terrific high mileage option
Looking for a tire to replace the Rosso II that would offer good grip with extended life I opted to try the Pirelli Angel GT. So far the tire has great feel, grip and looks cool, too! Time will tell on the longevity but I am satisfied thus far,
May 26, 2016
Great Riding First Touring and Fast Canyon Day
I just put 650 miles on this tire, first day. I did long drives up California Coast, a screaming time up the canyon on Hwy 33 and some fast times on Hwy 5. This tire was awesome! It was so smooth and the traction was absolutely great on the canyons. (The canyons were after 400 miles of riding, so they were broken in) I would absolutely recommend! These were on my Ducati Multi Strada 1200.
May 20, 2016
Worth It! Darn good sport touring rubber.
After 2 sets, lots of touring, commuting, rain, mud, gravel and a track day I can't say enough good stuff about them. The carcass is noticeably harder than the Michelin option. Why? I believe this is to make them feel a bit more "turny" and noticeably helped my Versys's handling from OEM rubber. I also like how they regain traction pretty well after hitting gravel. Something that was tested a few times. In the wet, they seem good but I wuss out in the rain and do the speed limit. My one warning is once you get close to the wear bars order up a new set immediately! Pirelli does not leave any meat on the bone once you hit the wear bars. I believe this is to reduce rolling weight so that's another plus!
May 6, 2016
Too soon to really tell, but...
They have better grip and give me more confidence in the corners than the OEM tires I replaced. I'm no racer, so I expect these to do me well. I am especially pleased with the sale price and rebate from Pirrelli. They were very nearly free.
My rankings above are more based on word of mouth, as some of my friends have been running these for a while.
March 29, 2016
Best of Both Worlds
After riding a number of sportbikes, and running track days I was a bit skeptical on how good a sport / sport touring bike could be. The Yamaha FZ1 is a great compromise between sport and tour. The Angel GT tires are the same. They deliver as much grip as any sane person would need on the street, wear very well, and give good feedback while riding.
I've put about 1,500 miles on my set and have not had any issues with grip. The feel they have give confidence to roll through corners and never think twice about your tire choice. Can't say too much about wear except that they still look new, with only slight, visible signs of any wear. I don't ride much in the rain, but have been caught out once or twice, again....no issues with wet grip. I do ride much more conservatively whenever it rains, but that's just common sense.
I like the feel of the profile of the tire. Rolling in and out of corners is spot on. Mid corner stability is also very good. Recommended pressure for my bike is 42psi, and I've found that they feel best at that pressure or just above.
I'd recommend to anyone who wants basically a sport tire that wears like a touring tire.
March 3, 2016
First of all, I love Pirelli Angel tires. I have a sport touring bike and I have been riding on Pirelli Angel ST's. I got approximately 9000 miles out of the rear tire, and about the same on the front. The Angel GT A spec is perfect for a heavier bike, but the standard GT is aimed at a lighter sport bike. What do I like best about the Pirelli Angels? Handling. The transition from full left to full right and back is amazingly effortless and sure footed. The Angel GT's have the bonus of being dual compound tires which will add plenty of miles to the life of the tire. I have ridden Bridgestones, Dunlops, Metzlers, and one set of Michellin PR2's and I absolutely prefer the Pirelli's. Tire preference is like Art...what one person loves, another hates, lol. But I heartily recommend these tires.
February 22, 2016