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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Tires/Suspension C14 => Topic started by: PeteTN_zgtr on September 20, 2017, 11:38:44 pm

Title: Pirelli Angel ST - Front
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on September 20, 2017, 11:38:44 pm
Anyone use the Angel ST's on a C14 prior to the GT coming out. I'm mostly interested in just the front. I had one on my CBR1000F for 5000 miles (sold the bike at that point) and loved it. I don't remember any change during those miles either.  The GT was great on the C14 for 2000 miles, than the profile changed into a half hexagon, like other dual compound fronts (Mich pilot power 2CT and Roadsmart 1 are others) . My CBR wasn't that much lighter than the C14 although with more compliant forks. For some reason I thought they stopped making the ST when the GT came out so I didn't think to try it. I see some vendors are still carrying them and price is under $100.  Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Pirelli Angel ST - Front
Post by: gpd323 on September 21, 2017, 01:56:03 pm
Cant answer the C14 and ST tire Q, but I had them on my ZX14 and never could tell the difference between the ST/GT on that bike. They both would wear about the same. GT has a bit more land/sea area than the ST. I suspect for better wet weather riding.
Title: Re: Pirelli Angel ST - Front
Post by: COGnosticator on September 21, 2017, 02:22:21 pm
I ran the Angel ST on my 2009 C14, on my 2005 FJR and I have them on my wife's Kaw ER6N and no problems with them at all on any bike.

Great tire, wet or dry in my opinion
Title: Re: Pirelli Angel ST - Front
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on September 21, 2017, 11:52:34 pm
OK, thanks for the replies. I'm going to try putting one on the front for the next set. Maybe rear.
Title: Re: Pirelli Angel ST - Front
Post by: COGnosticator on September 22, 2017, 08:22:06 am
OK, thanks for the replies. I'm going to try putting one on the front for the next set. Maybe rear.

I would run them  front and rear and not worry about it.
Title: Re: Pirelli Angel ST - Front
Post by: PeteTN_zgtr on September 23, 2017, 02:51:55 pm
OK, thanks for the replies. I'm going to try putting one on the front for the next set. Maybe rear.

I would run them  front and rear and not worry about it.

Yeah, you're probably right. I was wondering if it's better to stick with a dual compound on the rear but having the matched set is really best.
Title: Re: Pirelli Angel ST - Front
Post by: Motodoc on November 08, 2017, 11:06:43 pm
I have ST's front and rear on my '08 Connie and they are rock solid wet and dry with good wear.  They will push farther than I will so far.  I'm not sure how many miles are on them because I've just had the bike for a couple of thousand miles but they are wearing well.  Back was getting a bit of a flat spot in the middle until I ran Cherohala and the Dragon last weekend and rounded it back out. :))