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Comparison of Michelin PR4 GT vs Pirelli Angel GT A-spec
« on: June 08, 2015, 11:18:59 pm »
I just finished a set of Michelin Pilot Road 4 GTs that replaced a set of Pirelli Angel GT A-specs.

My riding style:  I am an ex-racer, actually raced with Nicky Hayden in the late 90's.  BTW, Nicky is a very personable and respectful individual.  Even though I was a slow back marker, he spoke to me with genuine interest and respect.  The Trophy is my first non-sportbike, and I live to ride the twisties, only ride the straights to get to the curves.  And I love the Trophy, it is a "magic" bike.  :001:

Note:  Racing, and my street bikes, Michelin was always my preferred tire choice.  I really wanted the PR4GTs to outperform the Angel GTs.  But..........

Both tires lasted, eerily, the same amount of miles, 5000 front and 6000 rear.  Performance wise there was no noticeable difference between the tires.  Nevada doesn't get much rain, so I cannot comment on rain performance for either tire.

Conclusion:  Purchase either tire, ride fast, safe, and be happy. 
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Re: Comparison of Michelin PR4 GT vs Pirelli Angel GT A-spec
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 12:31:44 am »
Hi triucati

I would be interested in knowing what tire presser you run i'm at 5000 miles and my pr4gt's look almost new. being i'm not racing but i push it in the corners and do long straits. My stock set was about 5200 miles and my first set pr4gt's went 15,000 miles. i run 40 psi f / 42 psi r.
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Re: Comparison of Michelin PR4 GT vs Pirelli Angel GT A-spec
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 01:41:36 am »
Cold:  36 - 38 front,   41 - 42 rear

I do not like the feel of the bike with pressures higher.

I remember in another thread, you getting 15000.  I wish.   :002:

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Re: Comparison of Michelin PR4 GT vs Pirelli Angel GT A-spec
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 04:17:29 am »
I did lower the bike three quarters of an inch  and 14 millimeter is on the front forks which took a little bit of the handling away raising the pressure gave it back but I haven't had any problems with these pressures and it stop the front tire from cupping
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Re: Comparison of Michelin PR4 GT vs Pirelli Angel GT A-spec
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 05:04:48 am »
Thanks triucati, for your input.

Couldn't comment until I finish testing the Pirelli Angel GT A-specs, but in the Smokey Mountains I test and abuse then really hard. In the twisties and also while going up there, two up and fully loaded, they perform admirably in every aspect.  :152:

Now that the fun is over, I realize that a new set is on the essence. 



 
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Re: Comparison of Michelin PR4 GT vs Pirelli Angel GT A-spec
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2015, 05:51:17 am »
*Originally Posted by triucati [+]
Nevada doesn't get much rain, so I cannot comment on rain performance for either tire.

The main difference I have found is in winter riding.  I daily ride a route full of leaf covered roads which was a difficult ride with the Pirellis. The PR4s were like night v day different.
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Re: Comparison of Michelin PR4 GT vs Pirelli Angel GT A-spec
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2015, 05:45:35 pm »
*Originally Posted by triucati [+]

Both tires lasted, eerily, the same amount of miles, 5000 front and 7000 rear. 
Interesting.  I always get more miles out of the front than the rear.  On my Pirellis I got about 5000.  On my PR3s I got about 7000.  I switched to PR4s and I hope to get much more.  I don't consider 7000 satisfactory. 
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Re: Comparison of Michelin PR4 GT vs Pirelli Angel GT A-spec
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2015, 06:44:43 pm »
I have just today for the very first time removed both wheels and got a local tyre shop to fit my own PR4GT's, usually get my Triumph dealer to do this job.

The PR4GT's were 6,200 miles old and the front was cupping, run at 36psi, and the rear was squared off and below 2mm in the centre but lots of tread, well enough for it to be legal, across 70% of the tyre.

I am of the opinion that tyres wear out.  As the tread depth reduces wet weather efficiency trails off.  If they wear out they are working.  I think I saved money this time, have not done the figures yet, about £120 buying them in France and doing most of the work myself.  Going to go out on a test ride hoping I have torqued all the bolts properly!

Love the feel of new tyres, bit like the feel of a freshly laundered duvet!

It's an investment in better handling and peace of mind in that the two palm size bits of rubber on the road whilst banked into a turn are the best I can afford.

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