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Pirelli Angel GT II
« on: April 09, 2019, 09:56:10 am »
I think someone may have mentioned them before but if not, they're here ('A' spec front & rear for a K1300S):
https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-gb/motorcycle/all-tyres/sheet/angel-gt-ii

This may explain the decent prices spotted recently for the original Angel GT.

Please can a friendly guinea-pig buy a pair and give us an in-depth report?  ;D

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT II
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 04:20:51 pm »
A review well many reviews were been done already. As for the new version II you have to wait a bit longer as they went out in the market this March.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT II
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 07:12:03 pm »
I bet mopedreifen.de will be one of the first to give a ride review. Up to now, they haven't riden them, only have given a ("static") review. You may want to have a look at it here ... - take care, German only (maybe subtitles can help a little)
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT II
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 10:54:38 pm »
I think someone may have mentioned them before but if not, they're here ('A' spec front & rear for a K1300S):
https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-gb/motorcycle/all-tyres/sheet/angel-gt-ii

This may explain the decent prices spotted recently for the original Angel GT.

Please can a friendly guinea-pig buy a pair and give us an in-depth report?  ;D
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT II
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 10:58:12 pm »
These are brand new tyres Tom - GT II, not GT, with dual channels to get rid of the rain. According to the funky YouTube auto-translation.

I bet mopedreifen.de will be one of the first to give a ride review. Up to now, they haven't riden them, only have given a ("static") review. You may want to have a look at it here ... - take care, German only (maybe subtitles can help a little)

Very useful, Phillipe, thanks. The diagram at 3m 5s shows signififcantly improved wet weather if I read it correctly. That's the one aspect where Michelins might have an edge, so it will be interesting to see if the GT II is better (and is still fab in the dry).

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT II
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 09:44:39 am »
Must say that I've never had any "moments" with the original GT in the wet.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT II
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 09:57:49 am »
... The diagram at 3m 5s shows signififcantly improved wet weather if I read it correctly. That's the one aspect where Michelins might have an edge, so it will be interesting to see if the GT II is better (and is still fab in the dry).

Anyhow I can already imagine, within a couple of years, the diagram of the GT III compared to the GT II. How much do we bet that the current 100% line(s) will show at around 80% within a couple of years ?

The first marketeer not claiming that the newer product is better than the older product is still to be born... More it is significantly better, more they will ask for the newer product.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT II
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 10:02:13 am »
It is like Heinz beans sticking 'New improved recipe' on their lables.

I don't remember seeing 'Old, tasteless recipe.' on the old labels.

And while we are at it, I keep seeing signs saying 'Oncoming vehicles in middle of road!'

Coming the other way, I never see a sign saying 'Oi, get out of the middle of the road!'

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT II
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 10:03:19 am »
For those of us brought up on Avon RoadRunners and Pirelli Phantoms (and let's not mention the square section Speed Master!!!) , the current choice of tyres is superb. I've not tried the Angel GTs but have been more than happy with the PR2s, PR4s and PR5s as well as the Roadtech01. All of them significantly outperform my ability/bravery in the wet and I've not had a single moment on any of them that was related to the tyres not doing what was expected of them as opposed to me not doing what was expected of me. As such, further improvements in wet weather grip seems to be a benefit I'm never going to be able to use! :(

If there was a choice then I'd rather see wet weather grip remain where it is and longevity without impact on dry weather feel/performance be the focus of tyre development. I'll be very interested to know if the Angel GT II lasts any longer than the current competition without compromising feel and turn in.
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