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Pirelli Angel GT Rear Tires

Pirelli released the Angel GT Tires in fitting fashion, mounted on a Ducati Multistrada 1200S Granturismo on Basque soil in Bilbao Spain.

Pirelli has labeled the Angel GT as a "Performance Mileage" tire, boasting 15 percent more mileage than the Pirelli Angel ST without sacrificing performance. The design is meant to offer regular wear and excellent water drainage guaranteed by the front  and rear groove channel design. Pirelli is using a dual blend rubber compound resulting in higher mileage in the center with a higher percentage of silica on the sides, which offers maximum traction even in wet conditions.

In the end, the Pirelli Angel GT is a great option for long distance riders with a fully loaded bike, or for those who are looking to optimize performance on their short daily getaways. From sport bikes to touring and everything in between, the Angel GT will not disappoint.


  • (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph
  • (V)-rated for speeds up to 149 mph
  • Ideal for sport riders looking for increased mileage without sacrificing grip and traction
  • Extended Mileage Sport (EMS) tires provide best-in-class for mileage and grip
  • Rear tires feature Bi-compound formula that improves cornering traction
  • "A Spec" rear tires feature a reinforced, 2-ply carcass
  • Improved wet grip
  • Tubeless
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Pirelli Angel GT Rear Tires 4.7 5 77 77
Pirelli now owned by China I won't buy Pirelli again. They are a good tire as we see in the reviews but for political reasons I can't support China. September 11, 2015
Great Tire They put in work when you want to have fun, but will also keep you safe with traction/grip definitely a brand i will buy again in the future. Plus Revzilla is amazing with shipping love these guys August 24, 2015
An outstanding sport touring tire. 2012 Ducati MST I have a 2012 Ducati Multistrada and had the Pirelli Angel ST on the bike before moving to the GT. The Multistrada has a reputation for eating up tires, and I did eat up the original Pirelli dual sport tires very quickly. The ST's were much better performing (I'm almost 100% on the road) and the GT's had all of the grip of the ST's but lasted even longer. I got almost 7500 on the the rear GT before getting a puncture that required replacement. I think I could have hit 8000 miles! Not bad for a sport touring bike with 150+ hp. Great tire! Get em! August 22, 2015
Great Tires After one year and a little under 8000 miles the rear tire is still above the wear bars. The front tire looks like it could do another 5 or 6k. The tires have been used for commuting and some touring and have seen rain and temps ranging from the 30s to low 100s. The tires don't need immediate replacement but I'll be getting another set in preparation for a 4000ish mile trip next month. August 9, 2015
Best grip and life so far! I've only had the Angel GT on the rear of my s1000RR for a couple months now, but I can tell you this, it doesn't get slimy feeling in the hot weather like the road 4's and it has lasted longer than my continental sport Attack 2 by far. I've put about 3-4 thousand on it already and it doesn't even look like it has worn at all, and I am not one to just putt around town or be in the back of the group ever. I am definetly going to get this tire again unless another longer lasting stickier tire is invented any time soon. August 4, 2015
Great mileage, grip!! I use these on my C-14 and my SV 1000, grip like a race tire at full lean, mileage like a touring tire!! What's not to like? August 1, 2015
Doesn't get any better I've had these tires for almost 3000 miles now. I've ridden in rain, I've done long rides, fast rides, short rides and everything between. Some of the previous tires I've used are: Metzler Sportecs, Pilot Powers and 2CTS, Pilot road 3s and 4s, These are the best tires I've ever had. They still look brand new. 3000 miles and they look new. You'd be replacing other tires at this mileage. And grip? I am more than capable of dragging knee regularly on these tires. They have more grip than you will ever need on the road. I can't speak for track use, but for road, they have more than enough. Turn in? Stability? These tires feel fantastic. They make it easy to flick into a corner and they stay right where you left it. No fighting them mid corner, no spinning up the rear. It's simple point and shoot. Insane bang for your buck tire. I expect these to last over 7500 miles. My bike is only a 600cc sport, so bigger/more powerful bikes may differ, but wow, these tires are fantastic. July 19, 2015
A nice improvement to the Angel STs I've used the Angel STs for the past several years. They have enough grip for any riding style on the street and I'd probably feel comfortable taking them onto a track. The GTs are certainly an upgrade to tread life while maintaining that adhesion. They wear well for commuter miles, being very resistant to shouldering early. I'd like to see some more tread life out of them, even if it came with a minor decrease in handling ability. For a touring tire I don't need track day ability, but more miles would come in handy. July 13, 2015
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KRISTOPHER D: Love these tires on my ZX6R Sep 18, 2015
Philip M: Highly recommended for long mileage and performance for the FJR1300 (2008). Sep 11, 2015
A S: Good reviews. I won't buy them again since The Chinese now own Pirelli. Sep 11, 2015
Gaston M: The best tire for the daily long distance commute on a sport-touring bike! VFR1200 Sep 8, 2015
Steven K: Needed new tires--great reviews and excellent price Sep 7, 2015
Christopher H: The Angel GT "A" spec tires are the best all around tire for both my GTL and RT. Dry grip, we grip, predictability all very highly rated by me. Decent tread life as well. Aug 9, 2015
Duane J: Good review Aug 7, 2015
Greg K: Great reviews on this long life touring tire. Jul 10, 2015
Jeff H: Good reviews on the A Spec in the BMW K1600 forums Jul 7, 2015
George P: Recommended by Rz as an alternative to the Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact I was running still going on the first one but already 25% more than the Metzelers. Traction seems just as good. Jun 29, 2015
Tammy L: They just look awesome. Jun 29, 2015
C A: I chose these based on their reviews here, the type of riding I do, and the tread pattern looks great as well. Jun 16, 2015
H R: Good reviews, I destroyed my BT-23's in about 250 miles on the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway. Hoping to get better mileage and front in feel with these tires. Jun 11, 2015
Rhys P: The Pirelli Angel GT tires were recommended to me by a friend who has them on his Kawasaki Z1000. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Jun 11, 2015
James S: Good mileage tire on my 2008 Kawasaki Concours. Second set I have had. Seems to have decent grip. Jun 2, 2015
ruben e: other ridding partners have these tires and they corner great and last. i bought a brand new bmw s1000r and it has 2700 miles on it and my rear tire is almost gone.theres still has life May 31, 2015
Lloyd F: Great tire. Bike road like it was brand new. Very smooth and great grip. Was replacement for a Micheline and when time comes to replace these will replace again with another Pirelli Angel GT. Apr 4, 2015
Devin N: more longevity with the sportiness I need. Mar 26, 2015
Travis M: Gear Geek recommendation. Mar 24, 2015
Peter R: If I didn't buy new tires my local fellow riders may have lynched me. I had Angel GTs on my previous bike last summer before someone helpfully hit me and it was written off, and they were amazingly nice tires for the price. Mar 17, 2015
Richard H: Recommendation from another rider who uses this tire. Said they are great. Mar 7, 2015
Wesley M: My buddy bought the same tire and highly recommended it to me. Mar 5, 2015
LW S: positive reviews Feb 15, 2015
daniel z: great reviews. don't go to the track ever and only ride hard in the twisties about 10% of the time. try not to ride in the rain either but will prob get caught a couple times a year. these should be good for those situations. Feb 8, 2015
Raemone J: Best tires ever, last me a whole year and I ride everyday Jan 30, 2015
Donald Y: Riding a SV650k5, based on experience from BT-023, this tire should serve the purpose for 95% highway commute and 5% beginner trackday. I go to trackdays to get "speeding" out of my system and cornering without risk of cars or natural road debris - like they say, I'd rather spend $200 on a trackday than $350 on a speeding ticket. Jan 29, 2015
Obet M: It was recommended by a friend Jan 9, 2015
Steven B: Replacing a set of PR3's. Hope to get better life with these. Jan 2, 2015
Omar S: The Video Review Dec 18, 2014
aaron F: Talk about sticky :) enough said. Dec 12, 2014
Matthew N: Pirelli Angel GT tires have brought my Concours to life. I use the 55 series on the rear and it now turns in like a sport bike and holds the line with ease and confidence. On the road and on the track these tires wear very well and grip like crazy. After 3 rear tires now I have not had any uneven or odd wear patterns. I have had 2 fronts as well with even consistent wear through the entire life of the tread. I see no reason to consider using another brand or even model of tire on this bike. Nov 16, 2014
Italo D: I am an everyday rider, so I'm looking for performance, specially on wet conditions, and long lasting. I already have Michellin Pilot Road 3 installed and I didn't like the way the rubber went off, the tire shape is totally irregular and I don't trust it anymore Nov 13, 2014
Mike V: Ducati Monster 696 will only take Pirelli Angel tires according to MOM. Nov 12, 2014
Don W: Reviews, plus Pirelli is a well known trusted name. Good price and they are going to look AWESOME! on my ST1300! Nov 1, 2014
zuleika a: long lasting Oct 16, 2014
Jesse S: Its Simple, riding on this tire give me total security on the dry or wet pavement hands down. Sep 22, 2014
Frank B: good reviews, reliable name brand of pirelli Aug 7, 2014
Ryan K: I do more touring style riding rather then track riding Jul 22, 2014
Damian Martin R: Seems to offer the best balance for grip and duration. Jul 13, 2014
Video M: This is my second set of Pirelli GT Angel for my Triumph Trophy 1200. Last set lasted for 7500 miles mostly 2 up and with luggage. They last and they stick to the road well. Excellent touring tires. Jul 12, 2014
aimee a: i picked this tire cuz this is the tire that is better and I got last time... but for some reason the price is way more... so next time I wont be getting it from here ... Jun 24, 2014
Paul B: These seemed like the best tire for my bike. They are :) May 8, 2014
travis b: wanted to try something new Apr 1, 2014
Edmond M: One thing I like about Revzilla is the videos with info on almost every product. It helps my decision a lot easier. Mar 28, 2014
A R: I have used Metzeler Z6, Dunlop Road Smart, Michelin PR3, and Pirelli Angel ST on my Sport Touring Motorcycle...the Pirelli Angel ST was by far the most consistent throughout its 6K Miles and always stable as the Rock of Gibraltar when hanging off in swervery. Based on my experience with the Pirelli Angel ST several of my Riding Buddies switched to Pirelli Angel GT and all were glad they did. Now it's my turn to ride on Pirelli Angel GT Tires!!! Mar 27, 2014
Kevin M: Sweet tires. Sweeter deal. Mar 20, 2014
Richard S: Had excellent customer reviews. Trust the Pirelli brand. Mar 12, 2014
Justin B: Mileage, premiere company Feb 18, 2014
Don A: Heard good things about these tires Feb 16, 2014
Chris T: Had the ST's and liked 'em. Heard this 'new and improved' model were even better. They are. Plus I Like getting more mileage out of my tires, these fit the bill. Feb 11, 2014
Berkil A: Ranked first in Mottard. Feb 2, 2014
Marvin R: Best rated Jan 10, 2014
JOSH S: I NEED IT! Jan 8, 2014
Sal S: amazing tires this is my second set.. got over 5500 on the rear and still didnt hit the wear bars.. front tire looks brand new,, perfect for commuting riders that like to take it hard sometimes..ride a 2011 gsxr 600 Dec 29, 2013
Alfred L: Excellent tires! Great grip and great mileage Nov 20, 2013
Daniel C: This is the tire that Kawasaki should be using on the Kawasaki Concours 14 instead of the Bridgestone 021OEM tire. Many of y friends who ride Connies love this tire, and I can hardly wait to swap out the OEM tires. Nov 3, 2013
Richard H: Its what I have on my bike already Oct 20, 2013
Mark B: A proven product.That is why I am ordering a replacement. Oct 5, 2013
Andres F: "I come from pilot road 3... after using these, never going back, ever!! what a difference. Good grip, steady. Still to find out longevity, but seem ok. 1,000 miles on them. Sep 25, 2013
Nicholas B: Because its badass! Why wouldn't I choose, this should be the question. Sep 18, 2013
Steven Y: I'm running the Pirelli Diablo's now and need a longer mileage tire since i do a lot of commuting during the week and hard canyon riding on the weekends. Sep 17, 2013
Pierce B: I have a mechanic friend who has given me priceless advice over the years, and has never steered me wrong. He recommended this tire above all others, for sport touring purposes. Also I have a friend with an R1 who had a Pirelli Angel ST for his rear tire, and he got nearly 10,000 miles out of it. If you want a combination of amazing grip and longevity, I'm convinced there is no better tire on the market. Aug 29, 2013
A shopper asked: What's the benefit of having an A-spec tire?? Oct 4, 2013
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walter r: The A spec tire has a reinforced belt design so can better handle heavy loads. If you call Pirelli the can say what is recommended. I ride a Conc ours C14.
Oct 4, 2013
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Nathaniel K: From my understanding the A-spec has a stiffer sidewall for heavier bikes such at a R1200GS. I have a 2011 Multistrada with the standard tire. Just turned 6000 miles. Done everything from Deal's Gap to 30 some miles off pavement. Great sport tire, very good wet tire. I am also impressed with the mileage. I expect around 7000 miles. I will be replacing with another GT Oct 4, 2013
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Frank S: Tire is for a heavier bike, like and FJR or VFR1200. Oct 4, 2013
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Marc H: I am not familiar with the term a spec tire, I can say the Angel GTs stick better than the Pilot Road 2 & 3. As I am still running my 1st set of Angel GTs I can not yet comment on their mileage life, but I am very satisfied with them. (I also do my own mounting on wheels, these were the stiffest sidewalls I have ever encountered in a bike tire, actually took 2 people to mount them on the wheel by hand Oct 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hi,

Looking to replace my stock Dunlop Roadsmart II on the Ninja ER6F. Confused between the Michelin Pilot Road 3 and the Angel GT.
I am more of a weekend canyon rider who also needs good mileage and grip from the tyres.
Which one is a better choice? Is there THAT big a difference between the GT and the PR3?
Oct 16, 2013
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Erik O: Hello,

I was in the same place you are about 3 months ago before I purchased my Angel GTs. The Road 3s and Angel GTs are extremely similar and I was torn between which one was a better fit for me. Just like you, I pretty much only ride on the weekends up in the twisties. I've got a ZX-14, so I'm not leaning it down quite as far in the corners as my friends on 600-1000s, so I really didn't need a tire that was primary designed for cornering and track riding. Plus with the added weight of my ZX-14, I wanted a tire that would last longer than say the Q3 or Pilot Power 3s. Finally, I wanted something that if I did come across rain, would perform very well.

After doing copious amounts of research, I determined that the GTs were a better fit for me than the PR3s. Pirelli tested them not just on sport tourers, but also on super sports. The reviews from the super sport riders were incredibly positive. They all said they felt very confident with the GTs in all riding conditions. I also read some negative reviews about the PR3s' quality over the long term. I also didn't like the PR3's siping.

So, I got myself the GTs and could not be happier. I've ridden on dry and wet pavement. I've slabbed it just as much as I've tried to drag my knees in corners. These tires are simply amazing. They do everything and they do it well. I was both comfortable and confident in all riding conditions.

Now, that's not to say the PR3s are a bad tire. They are also great. However, they seem to be more geared towards the commuter and tourer only crowd. That said, I've got a friend who rides an R1 with PR3s. She loves them and both commutes on her R1 as well as takes it to the track.

Either way I think you will be happy. The PR3s and GTs are both great tires. I just think the GTs are geared more towards my style of riding and look a lot sexier than the PR3s. I've got to hand it to the Italians, everything they make is a work of art, even their tires, haha!
Oct 19, 2013
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Benjamin D: I ride a 2001 FZ1 year around. I ride the canyon's hard in the summer and in the winter in temperatures down to the low 30's--rain or shine.

I have used Pilot Road 3's and Angel ST & GT's and find both very good. The Pilots may have a bit more mileage but are stiffer in the carcass (slightly harder ride). Grip and feel of the Pirelli's, however, are the best. Mileage is close to the Pilots depending on how I ride. Wet grip is unparalleled with the Angel's.

I have had good luck with Michelin's, Conti Road Attack's, and Avon Storm's,

However, I now use Pirelli's exclusively.
Oct 17, 2013
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T. Mark K: Happy to respond. Bottom line up front: a really confidence inspiring tire, on a bike that eats tires. Revzilla' Mario took extra steps to make sure I got the brand new A specification, and had tires shipped quickly. I have a K1600 GT made by BMW. As such, I bought the A specification of the Angel GT for the rear. I have not used the PR3, but my friends who have tell me one critical complaint. Namely, the tire feels "like on a thin rail", and slightly unstable when moving at speed. For me, that would mean buying a tire that places unnecessary uncertainty on highway riding, especially when passing big vehicles. The tire is known for good milage and excellent wet traction. The K1600 came with Bridgestone Battlax 021, 190/55; OKAY, but a little scarey on tight radius . I am very price conscience, but the value is with the Angel. I rode 250 miles on the way back from dealer installation, in high cross wind and head wind weather. No lack of control was experienced. I even had to ride in 1/8 inch hail (although I did pull over eventually), and was able to control the bike to a safe location. Cornering and turn-in is where the tire really shines. My radius is really improved, and when I do slow practice sessions in parking lot, my minimum radius is twice as small while remaining in comfort zone, as compared with Bridgestones. My chicken strip should be much better(if you care about such things). I have not figured out the warm-up time for the tires; I've only had them one week. I love to throw the bike around now (in the most aggressive engine map), and I trust the tires. Obviously, I can not speak to mileage, so read other reviewers on Revzilla. Hope this helps you in your analysis. Oct 17, 2013
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Cortney W: There is not a huge difference between the rp3 and the angel GT. I have had both and they are are my two favorite tires thus far. I am a pretty aggressive street rider on my fz6 2006 model. I ride every day year round in almost every weather condition. My personal opinion about the two tires that you are thinking about is to try the pirelli angel GT both of the listed tires grip about the same but I feel the pirelli turn in a little smoother and faster but not too fast like dunlops. I have found that the pirelli is the perfect mixture between Dunlop and Michelin as far as turn in goes. As far as as longevity goes I got right at 9000 miles on the set of Michelin with one hole that I plugged in rear. So far I have had the pirelli on for 2 months and over 2000 miles they have barely worn but beware the pirelli needs around 500 miles to really get grippy maybe even a 1000 whenever the gt on the tread disappears that's when the tire begins to grip well.... just to throw in the mileage of of the dunlop road smart 2 in case you consider it I got 7500 miles out of those ... all in all Michelin and and pirelli are great. I prefer either over the dunlops. My only only wreck was from the dunlops because of how they turn in you really have to learn the dunlops.. but I mainly wrecked because no one would carry my my tires to get them changed so I wore the new front around my waist up to the shop had it changed and the mix match in profiles where not a good mixture. I was going back up to do the same thing to the rear by caring it around my waist if I hadn't gotten hurt from the spill but oh well im better now and still ride Oct 17, 2013
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James W: I going to answer as best I can. Have a o7 hayabusa I put almost 12 thousand miles on pilot power front and rear I ride aggressive but no burnouts I liked the pilot power for al condition riding especially heavy rain even heats up quick but I didn't like the funny wear pattern in the front tire called scalping I tried new front and rear tires both sets did same thing. bottom line rider ive had these tires since August 2013 about 4thousand mile still 3/4 tread fsmoot in turns and smooth at 185. Love my pirelli angel gt. For the price revzilla has these tires iam set on pagt. Oct 17, 2013
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Randy B: I have both PR3 and Angel GT tires on different bikes. I like both of them just different on each bike. The PR3 are on a ST1300 and work great with about 8-9 K mileage. The Angel GT are on a Multistrada GT and are great! I get about 8 K on these. In my opinion the PR3 work better on a heavy bike. The Angel GT are great for knee dragging. Won't go wrong with either choice! Oct 18, 2013
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A S: Not much difference. The Michelin PRoad 3 & 4, both are better suited for wet roads. I have 5,000+ miles on a set that are mounted on my Triumph Thruxton. Love them. Haven't ridden much in rain, but they gripped very well. The Angel GT's may have a slight advantage on fast curvy roads. Both are great tires. Sep 5, 2014
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Dillon L: I would say the pirellis have better overall grip in the dry than the michelins. Michelin has the upper hand in the wet, both are good wearing tires and will last a while while maintaining their grip. So if youre more interested in canyon carving get the pirellis, if you need a true do it all get the michelins. Oct 18, 2013
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Gerard G: The Angel GT is the best tire I have ever ridden on. Very grippy, good in the rain and I am getting "sport touring" mileage out of them (as good as PR3). The PR3 might have a slight advantage in heavy rain, but not in dry conditions. Either tire is a good choice, but I would go for the Pirelli. Oct 19, 2013
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steve s: I don't have any info on the PR3, I have never tried them. The Angel GT's have worked good for me with my FJR 1300. They like to be ridden hard and I am getting good wear from them. I would consider both tyres very good with not really much difference between them IMO. Oct 17, 2013
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Jason P: Not sure on the Pilot Road 3, had Pilot Powers before on the Triumph and wasn't impressed with the mileage. All I can say so far about the Angel GT's are that they're holding up well and the grip is pretty dang good for a Sport Tourer tire. Oct 17, 2013
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A S asked: How does these compare to the Michelin pilot POWER 3s? They seem similar but which one offers more? Apr 16, 2014
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BOB R: I have never ridden Michelin tires (riding since 1963). The tires I rode just prior to buying the Angel GT were Battlax 023. Compared to the 023 the Angel GT are much lighter in steering and have slightly more dry grip on my 2006 R1200RT. (I live in San diego and it rarely rains here, so don't have data on wet grip). I have just over 8000 miles on this set and am about ready to replace them. I will get another set of Angel GT. I like them better overall than the Battlax and the Dunlops I have ridden in the last 10 years. hope this helps Apr 16, 2014
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David G: Pilot Powers are sport bike tires. This is s sport touring tire. This will last longer but won't have to much grip on the track. Apr 16, 2014
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A S: Ok thanks, pp3s are apparently great road tyres and good in the wet as well. Which one would have more grip on the road? Pp3s are meant to have 20% better durability to it's predecessor Apr 16, 2014
Jeremy O: I can't compare these to Michelin's Power 3s (never had them), but I can say these Angel GTs are fantastic tires -- loads of feedback at most temps without fading in the heat. They seem to wear slowly enough. And they're solid in in the rain. I ran them (pretty hard!) on a Ducati 900 SS and a Kawasaki Versys. I'll be buying them again for a Ninja 1000 once the stock buns are dead. I also happen to like angular look of the tread pattern ... happy shopping! Apr 16, 2014
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A S: Watch the videos on both. Pilot Power tires will have a softer (Stickier) compound than the Pilot Road or Angel GT's. Angel's will have a slightly harder strip down the center, and soft sides. I have 5,000 miles on a set of Angel GT's, and they should well exceed 6,000 miles. Simply put... Pilot Power (more grip, shorter life). Angel GT's ( not as much grip, longer life). Sep 5, 2014
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Robin B: I didn't like the angels. They would tend to kick out the back tire when accelerating hard out of a corner. I had the pr3's which were great tires. Now have the pr4s and they are even better Apr 18, 2014
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A S: Do* Apr 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2009 BMW K1300S, and haveing a hard time trying to decide if I need the (A) Spec version of this tire. The bike is not exactly light but neither is it a large bike. i've tried to find some some specs related to the (A) spec version from Pirelli but with no luck. All I know is the (A) spec version has stiffer side walls and is meant for "heavier bikes" but surprisingly they both have the same load index , there is no specific weight range recommend for either version. Has anyone bought this tire for the k1300s, and if so what version?. May 27, 2014
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JOHN M: If you're not loaded up with sidebags and/or a passenger, stick with the regular version. If you're doing serious touring with a heavy load, get the A spec.
These tires are fantastic, by the way. I commute every day and get >8K miles out of a set and I just did a track day with them and they were great!
May 29, 2014
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William F: i think you will be just fine with the standard tire,,i run 42 psi on the highway and drop it down to 36 for the fun roads ( 1998 Ducati Monster 900 ) May 29, 2014
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Ian C: I had a K1200GT, and I went with the standard tire. It was perfectly fine. Don't bother with the A-spec on a K1300S. Jun 16, 2014
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John Oliver B: I ride with these front and rear on my Kawasaki 1200, and is the same scenario not to light but not like a Harley or a Goldwing. You will love them, and they have awesome traction and life span. May 30, 2014
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Steve S asked: Are these tires suitable for a lighter bike such as a Suzuki V-Strom 650? Jan 12, 2014
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George P: This tire is great for any and every bike!! You will defiantly not be disappointed Jan 17, 2014
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Steve S: Thanks for the reply. I really wanted to get these tires for my V-Strom, but apparently they don't come in a size 19 for the front. Jan 17, 2014
Ian C: This tire, as a rear tire, would be suitable for your bike, however there is no matching 19" front tire to fit the stock V-Strom wheel. Consider the Pilot Road 3 Trail tires (which come in the correct front and rear sizes for the V-Strom) as a similar tire. Jan 29, 2014
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Steve S: Good point. Didn't realize that. I will look into the PR3T's. Thanks Jan 31, 2014
Frank B: I was told they are fine for lighter bikes, i have a Ducati 750SS which is a very light i hope it is suitable!!! Jan 29, 2014
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A S: Running them on a 460 lb bike. Work great. Sep 5, 2014
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travis w asked: My bike recommended my old oem tires used a pressure of 36 front and 42 rear. Should I stick with these pressures for this tire as well? Jan 8, 2014
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Carlos V: Is up to you. I ran 39 lbs on my front tires with the OEM Dunlop's as well as the Pirelli Angel's and 42 lbs in the rear. My bike handles better with the over inflated tires. I commute 160 miles round trip and I don't bother to check my tire pressure every day but by adding a few pounds of pressure I never run under inflated. I usually check my tire pressure once every three weeks.

I got about 9,500 miles on my Dunlop's front tire and about 11,400 miles on my Pirelli Angel and I get my needs for speed met every time I jump on the saddle. On the rear I average about 11k but I ride with a passenger or a computer bag and I weight over 240 lbs.

Is a matter of preference, In my opinion I rather have a few additional pounds of air than viceversa.

I do the same thing with my car's tires and get the expected mileage every time. In addition to frequent tire rotation and balancing.

Let me know if additional information is needed.
Jan 9, 2014
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Chris T: Tough question. I've always run 30 front, 30 rear on my bike, no matter which brand tire I'm running, based in the advice of my tech. My best advice is to call at least two dealerships in your state and ask the tech there what he thinks is best for your model bike. If you get conflicting advice call a few more til you have agreement along some lines. Tire pressure is super important, best to have the pros chime in if you can. I find most places are happy to tell you over the phone. Good luck! Jan 8, 2014
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Robert A: I ride a 2011 Yamaha FJR. I have about 7500 miles on a set of Angel GTs.
I run 42 in the rear and it still looks pretty good. I ran 39 Psi in the front and it has started to cup so I went 40-411 Psi. Yamaha recommends 39/42
Jan 8, 2014
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Frank L: I would use the tire pressure which is on the side walls printed on your Angel tires. Jan 9, 2014
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A S: I am running 42 psi in front and back, with tubes. No issues. Wear is excellent. Sep 5, 2014
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Gerard G: I would stick with those recommendations. You will love this tire! Jan 8, 2014
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Ian C: If the OEM tires were also sport-touring tires, then yes. Jan 8, 2014
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travis w: no I had dunlop qualifiers on a 600rr Jan 8, 2014
moshe b: I'm using the same setting. Jan 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi!!! I ride a 99 Gsxr750, I ride very often and now its time for tires. Im just beginning to turn sharply into turns and I need confidence inspiring tires. Now my question is should I go with a tire like this or should I go with Q3s or S20. I don't do track days just mostly highway and canyon runs? Apr 14, 2014
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Erik O: The Q3s are very confidence inspiring, especially in corners. They are super sticky and will grip extremely well in warm/dry weather. However, if you ride often as you say, Q3s and other tires made for the track will wear very quickly, especially if you do a lot of highway riding. The reason for this is that these track tires are made out of a very soft material that has a lot of grip, but wears fast. Angel GTs on the other hand also have soft/grippy material, but it's located much further out on the edge of the tire. That way when you corner hard you have the grip that you need. The center of the Angel GT is made from a super durable compound that will give you much longer treadlife for your highway riding. Angel GTs also have outstanding performance in wet weather. So, if you don't go to the track often, ride a lot of miles, and most of those miles are on the highway, I think you will be very happy with the Angel GT. If you are going to corner hard in them, make sure to warm them up a bit first. They aren't as grippy when cold. I hear the new Michelin Road 4s are supposed to be pretty good to, but I don't know much about them. I hope that helps! Apr 14, 2014
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Benjamin D: The Pirelli's should be fine if you are not doing track days. They are, of course, "sport touring" tires, good in the wet, great feedback, and forgiving. I have had some great canyon rides with nary a wiggle. You should have no problem getting 5-6k miles out of them, more if you are gentle.
If you are headed for the track, then a more appropriate tire will be important. you want grip if you are riding hard!

Apr 14, 2014
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Karl J: Hi
The best answer I can give is to tell you how the tires have worked for me.
I really like these tires, they seem to warm up fast and have a lot of grip. I'm not sure about the other tires you mentioned. I have only run metzler m5 on my Moto Guzzi and the GT's are a better tire. Hope this helps. Ride safe Karl
Apr 15, 2014
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Timothy D: I love the Pirellis on my GSX1250FA. I replaced a set of Bridgestones and I can really tell the difference. The Pirellis are stickier, seem to wear better, and I have more confidence when cornering. I have about 4000 miles on the Angel GTs, and when it's time to replace them I wouldn't hesitate to buy another set. Apr 14, 2014
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Devon W: I definitely recommend the angel gts , they are super grippy and don't take very long to warm up. I was not in any way disappointed with them! Hope this helps you decide! Apr 15, 2014
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Gerard G: The Angel GT will give you a combination of grip and mileage. It should be a good choice for you Apr 14, 2014
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A S: Angel's would be a great choice. Sep 5, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the best psi to run in tire? Jun 16, 2014
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Matthew F: Depends on your bike. I would recommend checking your owners manual. I know on my 600RR I run 42 in the rear and 36 in the front. Some may say it's high but I if the rear goes much lower it feels like the tires is flat when I lean into corners. Maybe that's just me but as I said. I'd start with your owners manual. Jun 16, 2014
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Ian C: It's going to be different for different bikes. If you get in touch with Pirelli, they can give you a recommendation for your specific bike. Or, if your bike came with similar tires, use the bike manufacturer's recommendation as a starting point. Jun 16, 2014
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Bob D: I run at 2.2 bars . About 32 lbs. And a pound or 2 more with luggage or a passenger. And 2.1 or 30.5 for the front. It seems to work for me. hope this helps. Jun 16, 2014
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A S: I have 5,000 miles on these tires, and they are wearing great with 42 psi. That's with tubes. Sep 5, 2014
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Gerard G: 38 front 42 rear Jul 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have pilot road 3's on and am interested in the pirelli's but im trying to decide between pilot road 4's or the angel gt... anybody have some good advice to which is more preferable? My tires tend to get flat spots on the left side towards the end of there lives. i usually get around 4 to 5 thousand miles on the tires. I am very aggressive with my tires but do not do burnouts. Jan 19, 2014
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Joel S: I've never ridden Pilots so can't compare them with the Angels but I can say that I LOVE the Angel GT. I ride very aggressively and have complete confidence in the Angels in both wet and dry conditions. And they are fantastic in the wet! Very neutral handling, as expected based on the shape.

As to wear, I do commute so the harder center compound extends the mileage before "squaring off" due to highway time. Overall mileage on two sets I've gotten between 5K and 6K on a BMW R1100s with easily 2000 miles riding two up with my wife.

I know lots of people that love their Pilots and I'm curious but not enough to give up my Angels to find out.
Jan 19, 2014
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Frank S: You will not get the mileage from the GT's that you did with the PR3's. The GT's stick like glue - much better than the PR3's, but you pay a premium for that stick. I used PR2's on my Multistrada and they were worn out at about the 5000 mile mark. I only get about 3500 miles out of the GT's. I have PR3's on my other bike (Sprint ST) and like the GT's better. I will not comment on how the PR3's stick in wet weather, as I try to avoid riding when it rains. My understanding is that the PR3's are best in that kind of weather.

And, by the way, I am also a very aggressive rider who is heavy, so no tires last that long for me!
Jan 20, 2014
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A S: Not much difference. The Michelin PRoad 3 & 4, both are better suited for wet roads. I have 5,000+ miles on a set of Pirelli Angel GT's, that are mounted on my Triumph Thruxton. Love them. Tread wear is as advertised, and should exceed 6,000 miles. Haven't ridden much in rain, but when I did they gripped very well. The Angel GT's may have a slight advantage on dry, fast curvy roads. You couldn't go wrong with either one. Both are great tires. Sep 5, 2014
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A S: I ordered the pirellis but the PR3 were very good tires even in the rain (which i really try to avoid), i was just hoping to find something that lasted longer.... guess ill find out in a couple thousand miles haha Feb 2, 2014
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Peter C: I have never use the Pilots so can't help you there,the Angel GT on the other hand I am very happy with good grip in rain and dry haven't had them long enough for the tread life... Hope this helps .. Pete Jan 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: How many miles can I get from this tire? Mar 14, 2015
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Benjamin D: depends on bike, riding style, season, etc. I ride a '04 FZ1 at a rather brisk pace year round and usually get 6K miles of good tread and start looking to replace it by 7K or so. YMMV Mar 15, 2015
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Matthew N: depending on the type of bike you ride and how you ride anywhere from 4000 to 12,000 miles Mar 14, 2015
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Brian G: Maybe 3000 to 4000 depending on how you ride. May 8, 2015
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A shopper asked: Has anyone used this tire for a trackday?
Would you recommend this tire?
I commute every day 60mi round trip, and want to do a track session soon
Would this tires be appropiate?
Aug 24, 2014
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Chris T: I rode 'em during a track day at Laguna Seca and they worked great. Wore 'em out pretty quick but they held strong. I'd say if you're an experienced track rider they're not the call, but since you asked this question I'm guessing you're not, in which case you won't notice the difference. I didn't. Sep 30, 2014
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Jesse S: These are the only tires I use on my 2011 Connie. Wet, road and track. This tire is the Swiss Army knife of tires. I have total confidence on any surface with this tire. Aug 24, 2014
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Sandra T: NO!!! Not even close for track day unless your planning on drifting thru the course Aug 25, 2014
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Ryan K asked: Now I think people have already kind of answered this question but just to make sure. I've got a Ducati 749. Now I don't do things like track days but I do ride a little aggressively on the road. My biggest problem is that I ride all the bloody time. Last year I clocked in at 6000 miles. Naturally my tires were smoked at the end of the season. What are your thoughts on putting Angel GT's on a bike like the 749? I'm sure i'll have enough grip for 99.999% of the time but not being an expert I'm wondering if anyone els has done it.

Thanks in advance.
Apr 3, 2014
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Frank S: I use Angel GTs on my 13 Multistrada. They grip very well, but don't get the best tire life. I wear out the rear in about 3000 miles, but could probably do 1 front for every 2 rears. I prefer to replace tires as a pair....

If you are looking for mileage over stick, try the Michelin PR3 for PR4. They don't stick as well, but if you are outriding the PR's on the street, you are going way too fast.

By the way, I bought my Multi in May of 2013 and have over 10,000 miles on it and I put another 10,000 miles on my Sprint ST last year.. I spend more on tires than anything else....
Apr 3, 2014
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Bob D: Well, I've used the Angels, and now the Angel GT's for a lot of years. On a Ducati S.S. and a Ducati ST3. Also on a ZX11. I use them front and back. One rear tire lasted 11,000 miles. I ride a lot and I ride hard. And I tour with my ST3 loaded down pretty heavy. This tire morphed from the Pirelli Strada's. Also a great tire. I've owned every brand of tire made. These are sticky and go the distance. When you own a lot of bikes at one time you need to use tires that do both. I think they're the best I've ever used in 40 years of riding. Bob from Michigan. Apr 3, 2014
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Peter C: well , I put tire on at end of season so I can"t help you out on how long they last ,although as far as performance they are great ! I put them on my 07 Buell Xb12s that is some what modified from stock with a lot of torque. Did not loose any of the good handleing that the bike has if not an improvement over the old pirelli tire .. hope this helps you ,Pete Apr 4, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi I have a Ninja 650 and am on the fence weather to get these Angle GT or the BT pr4's? I'm trying to figure out which one has better life and grip Aug 1, 2015
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Matthew F: I ran the Angel GT's on my CBR600RR and had no issues or complaints with them. When I sold that bike they had about 5500 miles on them and the rear was just barely starting to show signs of wear. Great cornering grip as well. My set made 3 trips to the twisties of Arkansas and 2 trips down the Dragon and were working great. I'm currently running the PR4's on my FZ1 and am loving them equally as much as the Angel's. I wouldn't hesitate to put these back on my new bike in the future. Aug 20, 2015
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Chris M: You won't be disappointed with the Angel's. Incredible cornering grip, even on my C-14!! Great mileage too, I get 9k + , no experience with the others, sorry Aug 1, 2015
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Elliott C asked: What is the difference between 180/55 regular and the A spec? Dec 24, 2014
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Matthew N: The "A" spec tire has a stiffer casing to support heavier touring style bikes. Dec 24, 2014
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BOB R: sorry. i don't know Dec 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi,
I am looking for KTM Duke 200 which is best tyre for street? The size are 120/70/17 Front & Rear 160/60/17 Rear and kindly advice the size suitable?
Let me know what are the different on touring,Sport,Super & Cuiser Tires? Looking forward your soon reply.

Mar 20, 2014
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Charles F: I have a set of these on my KTM super duke. I feel they are more of a touring tire for bigger bikes. It significantly slowed down the steering of the bike due to the tire profile. They are adequate in the rain and long lasting but I would not purchase them again. I had a supermoto before (MZ Baghira) with Pirelli Scorpion sync tires on them - those were great tires in the wet and dry. Mar 20, 2014
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Robert A: Arvin

I am on my second set 120/70 & 180/55 on my 2011 Yamaha 1300 FJR. I like them. don't know how they would work on your KTM, but I am thinking that they would work fine.. Lot of tire for the money.

Mar 20, 2014
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Frank B asked: Well Hello there, i am new to world of bike tires, and i have 2001 Ducati 750 super sport and i need tires, my question is i really like this tire BUT i have no clue if the 69W will work on my bike.... calls for 160/60ZR17 help me plz !!!?? Jan 20, 2014
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Ian C: The 160/60ZR17 69W size would be correct for your bike. Jan 29, 2014
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Gerard G: Yes it will fit and you will love these tires! Mar 7, 2014
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A S asked: Re Angel GT Pirelli tire, what spec tire is designed for the Ducati Multistrada 1200? Jul 10, 2015
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David S: That's a question for your Pirelli rep. Jul 10, 2015
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A shopper asked: How does this tyre compare to the Michelin pilot POWER 3? They both seem similar but which one offers more? Apr 16, 2014
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scott s: Angels are supposed to last a long distance with very good grip. Apr 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: Re
Angel GT rear tires is the A spec tire designed for the Ducati Multistrada 1200?
Jul 10, 2015
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