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Hi lads I bought a 2001 R1 lately and I want to buy new tyres. I will ride it in all weather types and all kinds of roads and we all know how bad the roads can get. Looking at sport touring tyres. Would like some feedback.
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Re: Tyre advice

Pilot Road 5s

GT Angel 2

Had both and recommend them, I have run the pilots on all sorts of bikes and used the road 3 & 4 also. Fantastic tyres, wear well and you get good mileage. I went with the angels this time as there was a great deal and think they’re just as good.
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I had Michelin pilot road 4's on my R1 for the last 5 years.

They were great in all conditions and I did several track days on them in both wet and dry. They had great longevity and I only changed them this year because the values were leaking and I wanted more of an actual track day tyre.
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Re: Tyre advice

Ive angels on the pan euro and couldnt fault them.
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Re: Tyre advice

As mentioned above, the Angel GT2 are the best tyre for this weather and grip well on rain and early morning icy cold roads, way better than any Bridgestone or Dunlop which needs to be warmed up well.

The Pilot Road 4 is as good (and better than the newer Road5 for cornering grip in the wet) but falls off a cliff when those Michelin sipes wear down after around 2k miles.
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im using the Angel GT 2 , they are pretty fcukin good

https://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=249543

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Thanks lads for the comments, so it's either pilots or angels for the bike. Much appreciated.
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Had the Pilots on my MT09, used it all year round all weather and couldn't fault them, never had an issue with them.
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Got pilot road 4..
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Re: Tyre advice

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Got pilot road 4..
They're as good as you'll get
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Re: Tyre advice

I use Pirelli ST Angel's on the ZRX.

Never had any reason to doubt them, rain or shine.

I was under the impression that the GTs were for heavier, touring bikes, no?
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Your right I was thinking the road 4 were more of an st tyre.
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Old 15th December 2019, 09:49 AM #13
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Your right I was thinking the road 4 were more of an st tyre. They come in 3 types....standard, trail and GT.
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