Pirelli Angel GT Rear Tires
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
Demon eyes in the tread look AWESOME.
I'm not sure if it's the placebo effect, but these tires feel much grippier than my old tires. I can't comment on wet traction or tread life because I installed them less than 100 miles ago.
June 30, 2015
Great tread life!
Bought this as a replacement rear tire for my Versys, was not expecting this level of wet/dry grip and tread life at this price point. Very impressed with Pirellis product.
June 29, 2015
Great tire set for the commuter/canyon carver/weekend track rider
I bought both the rear and front Angel GT from Rev as a commuter set for my 2014 R6. Luckily, I have two sets of wheels and the Angel GT's are what I use for everyday use. I commute and sometimes take it up to the canyons. So the tires hold up well. I live in the Los Angeles area, so the wet traction is yet to be tested...there's this drought happening right now so anyways... I've taken my bike to the track for open practice, I didn't use the Angels but Supercorsas. But my friend used his Angel GT's for the same track day on his CBR600 and he did well on it. No complaints, two weeks later riding it around town and the tread holds up well.
June 29, 2015
Great set of tires
These tires replace my stock Metzeler Lasertecs and handle much better. Grip well, corner great, but too soon to know tread life and wet traction.
June 29, 2015
What Kind of Rider are You?
If you are seriously considering these tires on their ability to do what they were designed to do, stop worrying about it and just buy them. They are as advertised and are wonderful for: touring, wet traction, non-track style sport riding, and about everything else a normal rider would encounter in their day to day. If you're someone who's looking to regularly/ever drag a knee while riding, buy the Diablos; these will not make you happy. If you are basically anyone else, these will be perfect. As a caveat to all this, I will say that I've yet to ride through any rain on these bad boys, but I have spent some time out just after it stopped raining and I noticed little to no difference in the overall performance of the tires. Also, not that any of you are really looking at these for their off road pedigree, but I have taken them on some dirt. Can confirm they suck at that. Solid at everything else though :P
June 13, 2015
Long wearing tire that can be tracked
I put these tires on last July, replacing a set of Angel STs that I got around 9k out of before the rear was corded.
I've found them confidence inspiring in all conditions, hot or cold (down to 50). I was caught in the rain once, and though I did not push the bike, the tires did not surprise me with any loss of traction.
They took me on my first two track days and they held their own very well against all the supersports out there on Q3s. As I get more experienced, I'm looking forward to seeing just how high their limits are.
Wear has been excellent on this set as well. With a couple thousand miles on them, the tread profile is still smooth and rounded, and they show no signs of giving up. Hoping to get 8-10k out of the rear as I did with the STs.
June 8, 2015