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Offline GIant81

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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2017, 03:03:41 pm »
Currently have a set of PR2's on my 09 C14 right now. They came on the bike when I bought it last spring.

As time goes on I realize I'm 300lb by myself so the bike is basically running two up all the time even if I don't have a passenger.

Should I be looking at an A or GT tire?

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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #51 on: February 21, 2017, 03:15:15 pm »
A spec front and rear IMO.  I didnt know there was an A for the front until now.

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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2017, 09:40:21 pm »
My quick $0.02.... This is on a BMW R1200RT, but tires and handling are close.
PR2's NO! PR3GT YES, they handle well and gave me almost 15K of wear PR4GT NO! Overpriced and they don't seem to handle as well as the 3's?!?!?
As I have almost new set of Bridgstones on the C14, I have a few more months before I need to replace them. I will have to look at the Angels. I'm about 250 in gear so yeah, the "A" tires front and rear.
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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2017, 04:01:04 am »
I presently have 12k on my Angel A spec on the rear. Two years ago I bought it for $140 through Motorcycle Superstore. I just bought a new one this week, and the price for an A spec is now $170! Next to Shinko and Avon, you can't beat the price.
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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2017, 09:28:29 pm »
I have two 09 C14s.  One has 4000 miles on a set or PR4s and the other around 2000 miles on a set of Angel GTs.  Both sets are at 42 psi.  Today I rode them back to back and noticed the following:

GT4s:  Straight line more stable than the Angels.  Takes more pressure to stay in the turn.  Seems to resist turning some.  Stands up more than the Angels when trail braking in the turn. 

Angels:  More neutral, falls more easily into turns and stays there better than PR4s.  Seem to have a softer ride than the PR4s. 

Personally I've really liked the PR4s having gone through two sets and getting 9000 miles of moderately aggressive riding and with a "touring" load.  They've also been fantastic in the rain.  I'll watch how the Angels wear and if they can get close to the PR4 in mileage I may be a convert.

Update:  At 3750 miles on the Angel GTs I replaced them with PR4 GTs.  The Angels could have probably gone another 1000 miles, but the rear had flattened out and the handling had greatly deteriorated.  I also experienced 3 exciting slides on wet roads that I'd not experience with the PR4s.  Before the Angels squared off they felt good, edge to edge in the turns. 

Bottom line:  The PR4s have been super in the rain, did not square off as badly, handled great and went 9000 miles.  I had high hopes for the Angels but they fell short of what I've experienced with the PR4s. 

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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2017, 10:26:45 pm »
Was it the "A"spec rear?

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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2017, 10:28:52 pm »
Stiffer sidewall.

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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2017, 10:35:35 pm »
Was it the "A"spec rear?

No, it was not.  An A spec might have lasted much longer. 
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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2017, 06:29:39 pm »
I'm still on the original Bridgestones and don't find them offensive but would certainly like to have an improvement when they go. Can you explain what you mean when you say the Angel GT feels better? I know it is a subjective thing, just hoping for more information.

I have a 2016 Moonie also.  Kept the Bridgestones for 8200 miles and replaced them with Angel GT's A-spec.  Once I changed tires, the difference was significant, and I would now consider the original tires "offensive".  Turning is easier, I have the confidence to make sharper turns with the Angel GT's, handling is improved, better grip.  Some day I might try the PR4, but I like these Angels so much I'll probably stay with them.
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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2017, 10:30:25 am »
Was it the "A"spec rear?

No, it was not.  An A spec might have lasted much longer.

It would have, I get close to 15k miles out of my GTs in the A spec version.
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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2017, 10:39:42 am »
I only got 6800 miles out of A Spec Angel GT rear tire.  Was expecting more as I had to swap out at National in order to make it home.  I did ride Arkansas twisties for 5 days on the tire, so I am sure that had a lot to do with short life span.

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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2017, 01:49:29 pm »
I am at 7500 miles so far on my Angel GT A Specs. I expect to get about another 1000 miles out of them. I wasn't sure if they would make it to the National and back, but they performed flawlessly. This the best mileage I have ever got out of any tires. Coupled with the excellent handling, I will be definitely buying these again!
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Re: Angel GT or PR4?
« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2017, 04:00:03 pm »
I got 4500 miles out of the stock tire, so I installed a PR-4 GT.
I got 4500 miles out of the PR-4 GT, so I installed a Shinko Verge II.

I don't really expect the mileage to improve, but so far it feels pretty good and costs a lot less!
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