Pirelli Angel GT Rear Tires
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
Great tire so far
I purchased this tire as a replacement rear for my 2013 Kawasaki ZX636R. I've only put about 500 miles on it so far, so I can't really speak to tread wear and I haven't had any wet traction experience with it. A little background...This is my first bike I've got 20,700 miles on it and this is the third rear. Most of my riding is commuting to/from work so I'm pretty easy on my tires for the most part. I rode the original Battlax rear pretty easy since I was a new rider and it developed a really bad flat spot. When I finally replaced it at about 9,000 miles the metal banding was beginning to show. I went with a Pilot Road 4 to replace it and immediately noticed a drastic improvement in grip and overall a much better feel. I felt a lot more confident leaning the bike on the Pilot. I got roughly 11,000 miles out of the Pilot. The center tread was gone with a little left on the sides. It was more evenly worn than the Battlax. I attribute that to the fact that I became a better rider with a tire that I felt more confident on. Now at 20,000+ miles I decided to give the Angel GT a try. This tire looks great on my bike! It remains to be seen whether they will have the longevity that I saw with the Pilot but I definitely feel confident leaning on this tire. The grip is a little better than the Pilot in my opinion, they have a nice solid feel when leaning into turns. I have a feeling I'll be going back with this tire again. I love the feel of the bike on this tire so if I can get decent wear life on the tire I'll be a very happy man.
January 28, 2016
Best tires so far.
I have about 4000 miles on these tires and there is still plenty of tread left. They handle beautifully and they are very good in wet conditions. Definitely an improvement from the stock Battlax tires that came with my 2012 Yamaha FZ8. Unless future reviews suggest that there is a better tire for wet and dry use, longer treadlife and better handling, I will be going with these awesome tires again in the future.
December 10, 2015
Angel GT rear
Second set. Great tire. I will probably buy them again.
November 26, 2015
This tire is just what I needed
This tire is just what I needed in that I do a lot of touring on a variety of road types, though they are all paved, from two lane country to highway to twisty roads. The tire performs very well in wet and dry conditions with very good feel and traction. Once the tires were settled in on the rims, (approx. 100 miles as per Pirelli), I proceeded to test them riding in the way that many like to ride. While I don't do track days, I still have opportunities to aggressively enjoy some twisty roads, and after 2500 miles the wear mark on the tire shows that I use all but less than an inch of the tread pattern, with only a hint of wear in the center, (I've worn only part of the GT away that is mentioned in the Revzilla video). I highly recommend this tire.
Once again Revzilla :) I ordered the tire on Thursday morning... on the porch on Friday... on the bike on Saturday. You are amazing :)
October 12, 2015
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