Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

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Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by Usher » Wed May 20, 2020 9:03 am


Hey at all,

yes, you may now think "really? Again another tire thread???"
But as a typical German I like topics like this clear and structured :D
When looking for some detailed information for a specific tire it is a tiny little bit annoying to go through general topics.

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I am riding this tiry since nearly 1.000 km (around 600 miles).
Tire pressure is right now front/rear 2,9 bar (42 psi). Had the same pressure on the OEM Brisgestone.

The grip is really good, even on cold surfaces. Did not had any possibilities to test the rain performance. Unfortunately the tires cause tiny wabbling in the bars while cruising and everything above 240 km/h (150 mph) that is in common with grooves or bumps cause unattractive tank slappers.

So my question to you guys is: what pressure are you riding on your Angel GT II?
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Re: Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by Vex » Wed May 20, 2020 3:51 pm


38-42 usually. The "wobble" is usually caused by the two grooves in the front tire and their contact with the pavement. Kind of like how when you ice skate, your skates dip into grooves in the ice. Same premise, but reverse. I've never had a tank slapper on the GT II's. I did have one with the stock tires the bike came with.

Those grooves cause a lot of people worry, it seems, but it's pretty easy to account for and get used to. If it's not your cup of tea, then you can swap tires. The GT II's also perform awesome in the rain. I live in Seattle and I don't have much concern riding through the rivers of water on the roads here.

I have gone 180+ on Angel GT II's without issue, but I wouldn't hit those speeds on grooved or bad tarmac.
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Re: Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by N4speed » Wed May 20, 2020 4:25 pm


I have the gt 2s on my k1600gt and they do the same thing, track the road. For that reason I'll stick to the first gen gt 2s
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Re: Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by Vex » Wed May 20, 2020 8:21 pm


Yea, the first gen Angel GTs are still an amazing tire and you can still get them. If it worries you too much, drop down to those. I don't mind the grooves so much, but I wouldn't be sad to see them go if they make a GT III.
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Re: Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by Usher » Thu May 21, 2020 10:30 am


Thank you guys for your feedback.
At least the missing smooth running is not just some thing that I am alone struggeling with :D

Will go down to 38 psi and try again, especially on Autobahn.
Swapping tires after a couple of kilometers / miles due to these more minor issues would be a waste of money imo :blush:
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Re: Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by JustinP » Thu May 21, 2020 2:25 pm


I just put these tires on as well and have noticed the same thing. Especially on the sections of grooved pavement on I-25 near me. Guess I'll play around with pressure as well.

However, I had a chance to really work them out in the twisties last weekend and the grip is great.
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Re: Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by Vex » Thu May 21, 2020 2:39 pm


Yea, when your bike is on lean, the problem pretty much goes away because you aren't riding in grooves. Also it's almost unnoticeable if you are on super smooth tarmac. I get why it freaks people out. I'm just used to it at this point, and I still have yet to find a tire I like more in the rain.
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Re: Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by Burmashave » Fri May 22, 2020 1:32 am


Vex wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Yea, the first gen Angel GTs are still an amazing tire and you can still get them. If it worries you too much, drop down to those. I don't mind the grooves so much, but I wouldn't be sad to see them go if they make a GT III.
Vex, I was assuming that the available first gen Angel GT's are all old stock. Is Pirelli still manufacturing new first gen Angel GT's? I ask because the GT's give me very good grip, especially when I hit tar snakes. On the other hand, I hate the rain grooves. I rarely ride in the rain, and I hate the way they wobble on grooved pavement.
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Re: Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by HouTexH2SX » Fri May 22, 2020 1:48 am


Burmashave wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:32 am
Vex wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Yea, the first gen Angel GTs are still an amazing tire and you can still get them. If it worries you too much, drop down to those. I don't mind the grooves so much, but I wouldn't be sad to see them go if they make a GT III.
Vex, I was assuming that the available first gen Angel GT's are all old stock. Is Pirelli still manufacturing new first gen Angel GT's? I ask because the GT's give me very good grip, especially when I hit tar snakes. On the other hand, I hate the rain grooves. I rarely ride in the rain, and I hate the way they wobble on grooved pavement.
Lots of riders complaining in reviews about the GT2's wandering sideways on grooved pavement due to the newly added longitudinal treads. I have the GT's on my H2 SX SE and my Super Duke R and just replaced the rear on the SD--because of the bad reviews I had the dealer order a GT and they are still available. I really like the GT's and hope they continue to be manufactured.
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Re: Sport touring tire Pirelli Angel GT II

Post by Vex » Fri May 22, 2020 1:50 am


I want to say yes? The GT II's have been out for a while but you still can get the first GT's.
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