Pirelli Angel GT Rear Tires
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
I can't say I have a lot of experiences with different tires but these seem to work well. I noticed a lot better grip in everyway with these over my old ones, riding in the rain felt the same as riding on dry pavement. I have found no fault with them and my bike seems a lot more capable since I switched over.
October 13, 2014
Scuff in indicators Great feature
Great tire if you want to drag knees. Gotta trust the rubber
October 13, 2014
EPIC TIRE FOR YZF-R1 RAVEN
Hi, All. I ride a 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 RAVEN.
I bought my bike with 0 miles. My first set of tires were the factory Qualifiers that lasted 4,300 miles. After that, I installed a set of Dunlop Q2's that lasted me 6,373 miles.That's a total mileage of 10,673. That mileage is when I installed the Pirelli Angel GTs. Today, my rear tire needs replaced. Guess what my mileage is... 19,882 miles. That REAR Pirelli Angel GT rear tire lasted me 9,209 miles!!
I've done long rides from TN to Kansas and back and from TN down to West Monroe, LA and back. I've had that bike since February 2013. Much of the riding has been done with my fiance on the back. She was on the back on that trip from TN to West Monroe.
I've had this tire in heavy rain at 100+ miles an hour, NEVER AN ISSUE. I've NEVER had a problem with this tire slipping. And it's got the highest mileage in any tire, I'd be wiling to bet. For as long as I ride sport bikes, this is the tire I will buy. hands down.
I think I can probably get another 1,000 miles out of the front before that one needs replaced. Usually I'll run the rubber flat but I'm doing a long ride to Kansas when I'm moving back here on the 20th of October. Right now, the wear bars are just flush with the rest of the tread which means the tire will no longer tread water. My big concern is getting caught in the rain now.
I've already placed my order for another rear. Thank you, Revzilla for supplying the best in equipment and having the very best customer service!!!
September 30, 2014