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Angel GT best sport touring tire in Motorrad testing...

...followed by a tie between the new Bridgestone T30 and the previous champion Metzeler Z8:

http://motorsportsnewswire.wordpress...g-tyre-529131/

This is the first rating I've seen of either of the Angel GT or the T30.
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Thanks for sharing. Great info as I'm in the market for new tires. Anyone here running the Pirelli's?

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My youngest son was running Pirelli Tires on his SV650 during racing season the last few years while he still lived down in the valley.

Most of the faster guys, and all of his racing buds, were all running the long successful and true Dunlop Brand. I guess Pirelli was developing some new tires, and this model was specifically for the SV Racers.
So, with an open mind, he signed up for the Pirelli Sponsorship.

At the start of that year he was having a bitch of a time, and actually got to the point he HATED THEM, and he switched back to some used Dunlops he had in the trailer.
The Pirelli Rep wondered why he did not put in another order for the next race (they were shipped out of L.A. area to his Phoenix home). Story was communicated, passed back to Italy Designers, info passed back, they actually came and took off the Ohlins off of his bike and had them revalved and resprung specifically just for the new tire design he was running (testing???).

Fast Forward to Last Chapter:
The susp. mods helped...helped a lot. With a little more twisting and turning of knobs, he actually really began to like them. And his racing results began to show top level improvements too. Pretty much dominated his primary class and several other classes. A few other SV racers noticed, and they too moved to Pirelli as their choice.

Supposedly, this tire and the mods to it were used in the redesigned Angel GT.

But I guess that is kind of normal for tire manufacturers.

Sorry to carry on here, but it is a good story

I have ridden the Angel GT and it is nice. Do not have any idea of what mileage it will turn, but I will pop for another set when worn.
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...followed by a tie between the new Bridgestone T30 and the previous champion Metzeler Z8:

http://motorsportsnewswire.wordpress...g-tyre-529131/

This is the first rating I've seen of either of the Angel GT or the T30.
This article reads like a pub for Pirelli ...

Hum


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This article reads like a pub for Pirelli ...

Hum


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Agree. I wonder if the test was conducted in Milan/Italy - home country of Pirelli?
Something does NOT seem right here. Three (!) tires came in third...
Do we smell bribery here?
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I like my Pilot Road 3s on the Concours. It is my go to rain bike so I like having a proven rain tire on it.

Shinko Raven 009s work well on my Versys for the varied riding conditions I encounter.

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Agree. I wonder if the test was conducted in Milan/Italy - home country of Pirelli?
Something does NOT seem right here. Three (!) tires came in third...
Do we smell bribery here?

ahhh come on now anders.....isn't that how they do business in Italy?
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i have a feeling that my current PR3 is doing better than the Angel ST, cant say for sure how much better the GT is over the ST.

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The testing was done by Motorrad in Germany. My understanding is their tire testing is more highly regarded than that in the typical motorcycle magazine. I could be wrong.
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ahhh come on now anders.....isn't that how they do business in Italy?


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The testing was done by Motorrad in Germany. My understanding is their tire testing is more highly regarded than that in the typical motorcycle magazine. I could be wrong.
You're saying that this test was done by Motorad in Germany. Then you say you could be wrong. What kind of statement is that...?
Ok, if the test was performed by Motorad in Germany (and for some reason only was published from Milan) I would trust it a trifle more.
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Yes but on "Mottorad magazin" I don't see the mention about those Pirelli

All thruth be said, I can't figure out the many title on the front page of that magazin (in german)

But my comment is also because I recently read a test (here but in french) where the undisputed winner was the Metzeler Z8 folowed closely by the Michelin PR3
But in that test it's the Angel ST not the GT, but still, reads like a pub to me


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I think with todays tire standards being so high, difference between 1st and 5th place is probably as thick as a human hair. I loved the PR2s, now enjoying the RoadAttack 2s, and might try those Angel GT to see how much milleage I can get. But I ride pretty hard and rarely ever feel like I'm losing grip when coming out of corners...and in the wet, well I don't ride like on a track day. In the French review, it proves one thing, rider makes a big difference, on some tires the time difference was significant, and not on others...
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You're saying that this test was done by Motorad in Germany. Then you say you could be wrong. What kind of statement is that...?
"I could be wrong" applies to the statement preceding it. "My understanding is their tire testing is more highly regarded than that in the typical motorcycle magazine."
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"I could be wrong" applies to the statement preceding it. "My understanding is their tire testing is more highly regarded than that in the typical motorcycle magazine."
Aha, sorry. I misunderstood, I apologize for that!
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I've had the Z8's and now the PR3's, and I'm liking the PR3's better...but it's really subjective and not a fair comparison because the PR's were replaced both front and rear at the same time, just after a 15K mile tune-up, so the bike engine is smoothed out, etc. I wasn't that impressed with the Z8's wear, so I'm hoping the PR3's hold up better. Bottom line is they are both fine tires.

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