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Pirelli Angel GT's - 2,000 miles confidence inspiring miles
« on: 16 January, 2014, 05:26:19 PM »
Just thought I would update the forum on the performance of the Pirelli Angel GT tires after 2,000 miles in all conditions on a Mk1 Biffer.

My experience so far is that these are a great set of tires. They warm up quickly, and give very predictable steering, handling and traction in all weathers. I have only done 2,000 miles so far on these tires, but I have pushed them quite hard in both dry and wet conditions, and I would not hesitate to recommend them as an alternative to the PR3's which appear to be a forum favorite.

They are not cheap tires, but as they are the only thing connecting you to the road I think they are worth the premium.



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Re: Pirelli Angel GT's - 2,000 miles confidence inspiring miles
« Reply #1 on: 16 January, 2014, 06:23:13 PM »
Thanks for that I am getting new tyres next month so one to think about

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT's - 2,000 miles confidence inspiring miles
« Reply #2 on: 23 January, 2014, 09:03:33 AM »
I have PR3's on the CBF and recently changed the PR3's on the Blackbird to the Angel GT's. With the PR3's, they were immediately comfortable. I found the Angel;s a little hard and initially wondered if the Tyre fitters had put in too much air. I also find that they take a little longer to warm up than the PR3's and do move around a little more until they come up to temperature. Pirelli say that the tyre gives the most mileage in its class and I wonder if the stiffness of the walls and the type of compound contributes to these issues. However, as was said, they do give good grip when fully warmed up and their sports heritage profile certainly makes them much quicker to turn.
I have only done 800 miles on them and had them fitted in October, so I have not yet given them the full test that they deserve. My initial thoughts are that the PR3's are a little more comfortable and touring based (although the Pirelli may give more miles to the tyre), whereas. the Pirelli gives a more spirited ride when pushed. It is possible that with a little more use, the Pirelli may become a little less harsh on bumps which will make my pillion wife happy.

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT's - 2,000 miles confidence inspiring miles
« Reply #3 on: 16 February, 2014, 06:23:08 PM »
I've already bought Angels GT and gonna to try it during season start. Since new there were Continental Road Attac installed - it was something strange - fwd tire nearly to die (14 000 km) and aft one was suddenly blowed up on my way to Volgograd (sity on Volga river).

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT's - 2,000 miles confidence inspiring miles
« Reply #4 on: 17 February, 2014, 12:27:13 PM »
With the MOT looming I'm going to order a pair of new tyres online and get the guy to fit them.

Reading lots of threads on here, I'm thinking PR3s are the way to go.

Last chance for anyone to convince me otherwise..........

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT's - 2,000 miles confidence inspiring miles
« Reply #5 on: 17 February, 2014, 01:40:47 PM »
There is always the PR4s which are supposed to be even better and just appearing in dealers - from the tests I read - same or slightly better levels  of grip when compared to PR s, but 20% longer life as well.  http://www.visordown.com/reviews/kit/tyres/michelin-pilot-road-4/review/6512.html

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/michelin-pilot-road-4-rear-tires

However, its early days yet but they certainly sound promising

If not you will not go wrong with PR 3s.

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT's - 2,000 miles confidence inspiring miles
« Reply #7 on: 17 February, 2014, 02:51:40 PM »
And the cheapest I've seen so far for PR3s  :002:

Now I have to decide which - it was easy when I thought PR4s were a lot more dosh - plus they do a 'standard' and  a 'GT' version  :005:
« Last Edit: 17 February, 2014, 03:02:54 PM by Thiss »

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT's - 2,000 miles confidence inspiring miles
« Reply #8 on: 17 February, 2014, 03:30:27 PM »
Just seen some PR4s, bigger 'blocks' and of they are as good as they say they are - that will be my next set. Oh and My puncture was caused by a piece of slate! Fortunately the puncture was just within limits for a repair, but I'll be changing both tyres before venturing on my European tour in  September.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT's - 2,000 miles confidence inspiring miles
« Reply #9 on: 17 February, 2014, 04:55:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Thiss [+]
.... plus they do a 'standard' and  a 'GT' version  :005:
Michelin don't show the 'GT' version for 160/60 size.
http://moto.michelin.co.uk/Tyres/MICHELIN-Pilot-Road-4#dim

Apparently the GT version is intended for 'heavier' touring bikes and is the OEM choice for the new BMW R1200RT.

It's been suggested that a 170/60 should be ok....
https://www.cbf1000.com/index.php/topic,16331.msg199496.html#msg199496

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