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post #1 of 41 Old 07-09-2019, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Probably going to start a fight, but I need new tires, so...

After some exhaustive reading and reports from reliable sources, I've narrowed my choices down to the Pirelli Angel GT 2 A Spec and the Dunlop RS III. Both seem to be priced about the same, so it comes down to longevity and grip. I'm leaning toward the Dunlops, but am open to arguments either way.

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post #2 of 41 Old 07-09-2019, 09:45 PM
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Darkside (leaves and drops the mic).

Ha. On this bike I can’t make a rear tire last more than 3-4K miles. Last road pilot lasted just over 2500 miles... so not sure it matters. Others will likely have more helpful info for ya.

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After some exhaustive reading and reports from reliable sources, I've narrowed my choices down to the Pirelli Angel GT 2 A Spec and the Dunlop RS III. Both seem to be priced about the same, so it comes down to longevity and grip. I'm leaning toward the Dunlops, but am open to arguments either way.
I can’t comment on the Pirellis, but after a little reading on the forum I went with Dunlop RS IIIs a couple of weeks ago. I have about 1000 miles on them and so far so good! Real or perceived, I feel like I have better traction in turns than the stock Metzelers. No other noticeable ride difference to me. Obviously cannot comment on longevity at this point.

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I didn't like the way the Pirelli's wore.

I've been running the Dunlops for about 5k miles at 44 psi F&R and am very pleased.

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Just purchased the Dunlop RS III after long reading in this forum , with my smooth riding I hope can make it last few K miles
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a lot is down to what you do with the bike, if you ride hard you will wear them all out quickly. I average 8,500m on Bridgestones', but that is down to how i ride them
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The pirelli is pretty new, so there probably won’t be a lot of feedback on it. Because of a gnarly staple I had to replace my rear at 1600 miles with a Dunlop. I immediately liked it better than the still pretty new Bridgestone it replaced, and it seems to be wearing pretty well.

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post #8 of 41 Old 07-10-2019, 12:23 AM
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The pirelli is pretty new,
The Angel GT was launched in 2013 or thereabouts.

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The life of my tires, for the life of my bike. RS II's were the worst, and soured me on the brand, but they had a killer rebate on the RS III's and I gave them a try. Been using them ever since. A little less mileage than the PR4's, but always at least 25% cheaper. I ride mostly in the twisties, so I wear ALL sides.... lol


Mileage Replace - Description --------- Miles Lasted

6191 Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT (F&R) 8,340
14531 Dunlop Roadsmart II (Rear) 4,283
14531 Dunlop Roadsmart II (Front) 7,848
18814 Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT (Rear) 8,723
22379 Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT (Front) 7,591
27537 Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT (Rear) 6,324
29970 Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT (Front) 8,951
33861 Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT (Rear) 5,953 (could have lasted at least another 1,000, but changed for a trip)
38921 Michelin Pilot Road 4 GT (Front) 8,158
39814 Dunlop Roadsmart III (Rear) 7,265
47079 Dunlop Roadsmart III (F&R) 6,828
53907 Dunlop Roadsmart III (F&R)
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The Angel GT was launched in 2013 or thereabouts.
The op asked about the angel gt 2. That one just came out recently
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