ANGEL GT 2
RANKING: #1 Sport Touring Tire
THE SUCCESSOR OF THE BEST, LONG-LASTING SPORT TOURING TIRE. The latest evolution of the PIRELLI ANGEL™ GT further develops the PIRELLI Gran Turismo concept. Precision handling in line with Pirelli DNA that elevates mileage within the segment. Outstanding wet behavior thanks to a new innovative tread design coming from PIRELLI DIABLO™ racing tires. A product that makes a difference when it comes to how electronic rider aids interact with the riding experience. Dual compound layout on rears.
Follows grooves for rain, making the tire feel loose
The Pirelli Angel GT 2 is a replacement for the Pirelli Angel GT. In one multi tire test the Pirelli Angel GT 2 was rated highest. There are multiple reports of the tire following grooved concrete and causing the bike to feel loose. Some prefer the original GT to the GT 2. The GT 2 was rated tops primary based on tire tests. If you are concerned about road grooves then select another tire.
Reviews by Source
Multi tire test referenced from Pirelli. The Pirelli Angel GT 2 was highest rated with a 10 out of 10. The test was a mix of road and track testing.
41 reviews, 4 out of 5 stars. On a 2014 FZ-09, got 4k miles, front end felt loose. Another says front gives out in turns, and rear handling is poor as well. On a C14, with rain grooved concrete, had head shake so bad had to check the tire pressure. On a GSXR, feel and grip well while showing minimal wear. On a 2016 Triumph Street Triple R, they rode on grooved concrete in the raid and had no issue. On a Super Duke GT, had issues with grooved roads, left side of front tire worn to wear bars, had shop check and everything was straight, prefer original to GT version.
29 reviews, 4.8 of 5 stars. On FJR 1300, the bike turns in nice and smooth, never feels sloppy or loose. Another reports issues on grooved concrete, and prefers the original over the version 2.