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Yup, I searched and found bits here and there, but would like direct feedback on Pirelli Angel's on a carb'd SS.

I'd say my riding style is urban / sport "light" / sport touring. Angel's sound as if they are right on for me - good all around, good wet, decent mileage, etc. My Duc mechanic speaks highly of them.

IF I ever do more than one track day, I'd consider dedicated tires / wheels for that.

So, if any of you have them, lets hear what you have to say!


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I have one on the rear of my bike. Handles well. Might want to watch how aggressively you hit the rear brake. Tends to slide a touch on city streets for me.
 

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Thanks guys. No, not necessary to have this specific of a review, but doesnt hurt. Sometimes there are little quirks with tires and vehicles, at least is the case with mod'd cars...

Anyway seems like a great tire for me, certainly better than 10 year old Metzlers.,.


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Can't comment on the Angels - but I've been running Diablo's for a few years now on my 900SL, and can't rate them highly enough. Tried the Diablo Rosso's as well - the rear lasted slightly better due to it's dual compound design , but the front wore out before the rear!
 

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Love em

Ridden about 2500 miles on em in Colorado - and 75% of that riding is through the canyons and other marvelous twisties - not much slab

wearing like iron - not much visible wear other than the Angel wings - but they lasted longer than promoted

As for in the canyons - when pushing hard these tires are great - nice profile, easy to turn in and very stable and predictable - I also race so can pick up the pace and ride these hard when conditions are safe enough - Im dragging knees as Ill save that for the track - but not leaving any chicken trips either

I have stated to friends that my 95 ss - here at altitude - aint gonna step out on me from ham fisting - so there is that "cushion" to know that the bike and I will likley never "outride" or push these tires to a limit we can't recover from...

Summary - i personally believe these are a well matched tire for a bike like a Supersport - especially if you can get double the miles of a standard hypersport tire and yet not sacrifice much in how well these will grip during spirited riding
 

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I like them on my bike ('95 900SS), but not really tried anything else, apart from the worn tyres the bike came with.

Done 1,500 miles on a mixture of urban and twisty country roads, dry and wet (this is England!) and they give a lot of confidence.
 

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Thanks for the input. Ordered a set of Angels, to be installed next week. Looking forward to better grip and more confidence - should be a big change from 10 yr old tires...


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I recently had these tires put on my bike, about 500-800 miles ago. The previous set had about 4k on them and the bike only had 4k, so going from tires that were about 10 years old to these made a night and day difference. Im new to motorcycles so I cannot give much of a review, but these tires felt confident. I also did my research prior to the purchase.
 

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I have a set of Angels on my ST4S for about 2000 miles so far. Good traction, stable, predictable and easy turn in. Looks like they will last much longer than my Pilot Powers or Diablos. I think the tire is perfect for fast touring.



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A little update on my Angels. Rode 40 miles in the rain on the way home from Sturgis. Ran between 60-75 mph with excellent grip! Cold as hell though!
 

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i have about 5,000 miles on my rear angel and it still looks great. tons of tread left. a bit slippery in the rain in my experience. had some wheel spin in 5th gear with moderate acceleration. scared the crap outta me. how often do we get caught in the rain though? great tire. i would definately buy them again.
 
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