Pirelli have released the ANGEL GT II. The carcass with innovative variable cord end count and high-silica compounds combined with a new tread pattern design – derived from ‘intermediate’ race tyres – set the benchmark for performance and optimise the effect of the electronic rider aids
The Pirelli ANGEL GT II is the new Pirelli Sport Touring tyre, the successor of the Pirelli ANGEL GT and the evolution of the Italian brand’s interpretation of the Gran Turismo concept.
The Gran Turismo designation generally refers to travelling at speed over a long distance, with safety and comfort.
The technical development of Pirelli ANGEL GT II in terms of profiles, structures, compounds and tread pattern targeted the following main objectives:
- To ensure maximum adherence in all road conditions, linear behaviour in lean transition and consistently support line-holding;
- To couple the sportiness of Pirelli DNA to exceptional performance also in full wet conditions;
- To further raise the bar for tyre lifespan in the segment where its predecessor was already a reference;
- To maximise the effect of electronic rider aids.
The new Pirelli ANGEL GT II has been developed to meet the needs of three different motorcyclist groups:
These riders extensively travel on medium-to-long distances both alone or with pillion passenger and luggage. They ride sport tourers, adventure bikes and the new generation of crossover machines. They demand extended mileage, great stability when heavily loaded, enhanced comfort from dampening, and great safety and confidence, even in the wet.
These riders use their machines all year long to commute and for urban mobility, with occasional short or medium length free-time trips. They ride super-sport, naked/roadster bikes, sport tourers and the new generation of crossovers. They demand control and braking grip in all conditions including wet and need light handling at low speed. Sometimes they don’t disdain engage in a more dynamic and exciting ride.
These riders use their bikes mainly for short weekend trips. They ride mainly super-sport, adventure bikes and the new generation of crossovers. They demand sporty handling, plenty of grip but with extended mileage, performance in the wet and versatility to loading conditions.
The Pirelli ANGEL GT II is available in 17 and 19-inch front and 17 rear sizes as below: