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Pirelli Angel II's

As expected, the Angel GT II's have been released.
Now this test review I'm looking forward to.

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I almost went with this as it was an option when I changed out my front tire...but didn't have enough feedback from riders/dealership, so stuck with the original Angel GT.

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So what is the advantage of these vs the reg varieties?
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Seems to have a longer mileage compound in the centre. Also the pattern shows better edge grip in the wet.
I have searched but only found copies of the pirelli wording. Soon there will be road tests for us to ponder over. I might consider them for my tourer.
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I'm not sure about the radial groves on the front tyre, it could have a tendency to tram line on the motorway. Concrete roads tend to have ridges in the direction of travel.
I am considering putting an angel II on the back, I'm not sure how it would be with a Rosso III on the front though.
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@DucColin Yes, I wonder if they tested it under those conditions.

Maybe consider the prior gen Angel GT instead, and probably get a good deal on it. Or a Road 5.

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I'm not sure about the radial groves on the front tyre, it could have a tendency to tram line on the motorway. Concrete roads tend to have ridges in the direction of travel.
I am considering putting an angel II on the back, I'm not sure how it would be with a Rosso III on the front though.
Angel II front, I think is a single compound,. The rosso iii front is dual. I can't imagine there being a problem. I hear your point on the radial rain lines on the the angel front though. Here the concrete lines on highways run the width to disperse water from the road.
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My Italian is pretty poor but according to the guy, it’s got “excellent characteristics”. I get the feel this was at an event organised by Pirelli though, considering one of their guys was present so should be taken with a few grains of salt.

Would love to see a comparison between these and the Michelin Road 5.
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My Italian is pretty poor but according to the guy, it’s got “excellent characteristics”. I get the feel this was at an event organised by Pirelli though, considering one of their guys was present so should be taken with a few grains of salt.
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Would love to see a comparison between these and the Michelin Road 5.
That would be a great back to back comparison!

Btw, were you able to activate the English subtitles?

I have Road 5 (SS) and Angel GT (Scrambler). Obviously very different bikes, and they’re GTs, not GT IIs, but both the Road 5 and GTs are great street tires.

Although not confirmed anywhere, it maybe the GTs, with a little more rubber on the road (and if other factors haven’t changed), might be slightly more stable than the GT II in the dry.

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