Pirelli Angel GT Rear Tires
tires are great, shipped/received fast
I heard great things about the angels. I have been using pilot roads 3 and 4 but wanted something a lil stickier. I was told these were for me. Not many miles on them yet but they look good and they are stickier than the pilot roads. I guess my ratings above are based on what i have heard/read and what i am hoping to get out of them
February 16, 2015
PIRELLI ANGEL GT tires
I have purchased many different types of tires for my '05 Z 1000 Naked Ninja in the past. I could only get around 1100 to 1200 miles from the other brands, but the PIRELLI ANGEL GT lasted for about 3600 miles on my bike. That's just from pure torque, I do not spin or slide my tires. Thank you PIRELLI for making this gracious tire,and most of all THANK YOU REVZILLA for offering these wonderful pieces of rubber!
January 27, 2015
Good replacement tire on a K1600
I replaced the stock Z8s with a pair of the Angel GTs. I went with the "A Spec" given the bike's weight. Turn-in is vastly improved over the Z8s, as is steady-state cornering. The big K-bike will never be a ballerina on a winding road, but the Angel GTs make it feel like it's lost a hundred pounds.
I haven't been caught in a real frog-strangler yet, but in moderate rain the wet grip is again far superior to the Z8s. They get a little tricky on tar snakes and wet pavement marking paint, but most tires do.
I've got a little over a thousand miles on them, and they seem to be wearing reasonably well, though they've picked up a bit of a harmonic just off the center of the tread. I've been vigilant about inflation, so that's a little troubling.
Still and all, these are a great tire for one who tends to ride a bit aggressively on mountain roads.
December 22, 2014
I guess I am tough on rear tires?
I really liked the Scorpion Trails that came originally on my MTS1200 but was looking for something that would get me more tread life (I was only getting 3500 or so miles out of the Scorpion Trails).
I put the non A-Spec version on my Multistrada 1200 about a 1000 miles before taking a 2500 mile trip to ride the incredible twisties in Arkansas expecting to have more than enough life in them for the return. Unfortunately I ran thru these during the trip and sweated riding to Duc shop in Dallas on almost all cords for the last hundred miles or so. Eek. But I am a bit throttle heavy and I am not a particularly small guy so I guess I just need to accept the fact that I won't get as many miles out of a rear tire as others claim.
The grip on these is excellent and I wore these all the way out to the edge of the tire with complete confidence, much more than the PR3's I tried before the Angels. We haven't gotten a lot of rain in Texas so it is pretty tough to talk about the wet traction. At the Duc shop I put on another GT but this time the A-spec version and will see if it does a bit better for tread life. Also going to put the same tire on the back of the Tuono to see how it does on that bike.
December 20, 2014
Nice tire for the money
I've been running Michelin Pilot Road tires on my 2001 Suzuki Bandit 600, and the rears wear with a funny cupping pattern that makes me nervous. I thought I'd give the Angel GT a try. After 3000 miles, it looks about 1/2 worn out, but the wear pattern seems better. Seems to be grippier in the dry than the Pilot Roads. I don't ride in the rain much, mostly because it hardly ever rains in the Utah desert, so I can't provide much feedback on wet characteristics. So far, pleased with the smooth ride and the grip.
December 11, 2014
great balance between performance and tread life
I purchased these tires after my Diablo Corsa was showing cords. I commute on my bike 5 days a week the Diablo Corsa was incredibly sticky but very short lived. these tires are almost as good grip wise only feeling a little loose coming out of corners when hard on the throttle. If these Tires last as long as reviews indicate this is an amazing tire.
December 1, 2014
Used to replace old tire
I bought this tire to replace an older one. I consider myself a novice/relaxed rider and so far the tire is much better than the old one I had on there... since i just bought it i can't yet comment on service life
October 21, 2014
Shot at 4677 miles, 2003 Z1000
Bought these tires based on reviews of 9000 + miles. All I can figure is these guys ride like a 90 year old, coming back from church on Sunday. I was Pleased to get the 4677 miles that I got from them.My riding style is kind of in the middle, I commute, and run twisties. I usually only end up with about 2500 from a rear. They were great in the curves, hot or cold, great in the rain as well. The front is at the wear bars. I will be going to the Battlax T30 this round for no other reason, than to try a different pair of shoes
October 20, 2014