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Re: Pirelli Angel GT vs "A Spec"
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2018, 04:47:39 pm »
I'm anal about pressures, and have always run @ 42 cold, and ride almost 100% 1-up with light loading.

I'm the same.
I've run 38psi on my 08 and I don't believe it minimized center tread wear, at all.
I observed, at 38psi, that excessive "cupping"/unusual wear was more prevalent, based on that dual compound and I still had that flat-to-curve transition.
To me, there's a noticeable differenceI in the feel of the front tire in heavy cornering/braking, at 38psi.

I tried a Metzler single-compound soft set and it was an awesome setup. They were toast at 1800 miles and they were not inexpensive.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT vs "A Spec"
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2018, 10:05:53 pm »
Picked up a set of Angel gt a spec on. eBay , today . $320 use pickdadsgift in the checkout for the 20% off!

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT vs "A Spec"
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2018, 08:12:17 pm »

After wearing out a set of regular Angel GTs, I put a set of Angel GT 'A Specs' on to see how they do...

I was pleased with the way they handle, the traction they provide, and the way they wore out.  (and the price with the $50 Pirelli rebate).




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Re: Pirelli Angel GT vs "A Spec"
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2018, 01:54:44 pm »
Just fitted another set of Angel GT A spec.
The old set did approx 14,600 kms,I guess that's over 9000 miles.Still not worn to the wear limit markers,50 rear profile,fitted the same profile.
They did square up a bit on the rear,but considering they spent a week on and off a dyno and the amount of highway running they did that to me is acceptable.
I run 43psi/300kpa when touring.

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT vs "A Spec"
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2018, 04:54:54 pm »
I noticed there is a third type tire designation when I was looking at Pirelli's web site https://www.pirelli.com/tires/en-us/motorcycle/all-tires/sheet/angel-gt
Under the Angel GTs, Available sizes, 17" rear, specifically the 190/55 ZR 17
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL (D)
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL (A)
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL

Do you know what the (D) designation means?

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT vs "A Spec"
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2018, 11:10:18 pm »
^ pg 19, Special Version 2014 spec's

Ver (D) Structure differences to obtain the best bike performance

https://www.pirelli.com/mediaObject/pirellityre/gb/en/extra-catalogue/motorcycle/technical_data_book/TDB_PIRELLI_2014/original/TDB_PIRELLI_2014.pdf
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT vs "A Spec"
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2018, 10:15:10 am »
^ pg 19, Special Version 2014 spec's

Ver (D) Structure differences to obtain the best bike performance

https://www.pirelli.com/mediaObject/pirellityre/gb/en/extra-catalogue/motorcycle/technical_data_book/TDB_PIRELLI_2014/original/TDB_PIRELLI_2014.pdf

Forgot the second line

Rear D 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL 2400000. Structure differences to obtain the best bike
performance. Ducati Multistrada GT.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT vs "A Spec"
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2018, 10:43:29 am »

Thanks for the replies.  'Structure differences' is a bit vague, what does that really mean?

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT vs "A Spec"
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2018, 10:33:34 am »

Thanks for the replies.  'Structure differences' is a bit vague, what does that really mean?

Means Ducati wanted the tire to ride/handle/perform differently than the out of the box one.

Happens in the car tire world all the time.  A manufacturer wants the tire to perform a certain way for their vehicle.  So the tire manufacturer customizes the way the tire is made for them.

So when you buy replacement tires, if you want the same ride/handing/performance as OE, you need to get the 'spec' tire instead of the generic off the shelf model.
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