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.