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Car Craft Magazine, December, 2015:

Chemchina is buying Pirelli for $7.7 billion.

You will be buying Chinese Angel GT/STs soon. Just thought I'd brighten your day.
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Hi Walter

In these days is usual to find products, even first brand, labeled "Made in China", like it or not, is the tendency...
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Knew there was a reason I've switched to Bridgestones
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I'd reckon that the large bike tyres would still be manufactured at the same factories that they are now. There will probably be a huge amount of scooter and small bike tyres coming out of China with the Pirelli name though.
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I'd reckon that the large bike tyres would still be manufactured at the same factories that they are now. There will probably be a huge amount of scooter and small bike tyres coming out of China with the Pirelli name though.

If they are going to make car tires (large), why would they not make cycle tires. Surely they will want to exploit the cheaper labor on as many products as possible. The absence of modern environmental regulations in China further reduce costs. I am not well versed on the complications and costs in moving complicated manufacturing equipment. The other possibility is that they are looking for a place to park money outside of China, and the production will not move. Who knows? Once they move, if they do, I think QC issues will follow. On some things, close is not good enough. In the mean time, current employee morale just went down the crapper.
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Your Boeing is going to be made there soon too

The U.S. Government won't even allow then to move to South Carolina. We really don't want them making drones either.
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I believe they are being renamed Pirerri's
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Or... Pilelli :-)
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Not to be insensitive but that's too funny.
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The last set of Pirelli's I bought were made in China. The only problem is an hour after I'm done riding, I'm hungry again.
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The last set of Pirelli's I bought were made in China. The only problem is an hour after I'm done riding, I'm hungry again.

Ha!

But so true !

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I might as well chime in.

I wonder if MSG will increase tread life?
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Will they continue to make them for bikes other than rice burners?
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I wonder if the Chinese cat population will be further threatened, cat gut for bead material?
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Metzelers are made there now too...
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Metzelers are made there now too...

Ah explains why most Aussies hate Metzlers, absolute crap, don't grip that well in our wet weather, terrible life expectancy, best I ever got was just on 6500kms on the K1600GT, averaged just on 12000kms a set from Pirelli Angel GT A specs over 3 sets. Metzlers also have a reputation here of having tread then no tread in under a 100kms, not nice at all.
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Metzlers, absolute crap, don't grip that well in our wet weather, terrible life expectancy...
Metzlers also have a reputation here of having tread then no tread in under a 100kms, not nice at all.
That happenned to me but a little further down the road. I looked at the tires,Tourances, last spring and with a friend, we agreed that there was 1000 or 1500 clicks left on'em.
I kinda got carried away on the ride home and for nearly two hours, kept it over a buck sixty.
Next day, thinking of going for a spin, I walked out to the garage and the tire was flat...
Took a look at it and a 30cm long patch was down to the steel cords !

So, you might have a point there. My next set will be the TKC 70s. See how that pans out.
Meanwhile I just came back from a 4500km week long mountain carving expedition in WA and OR on these tires and not once did they waiver.

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Thousand of Michelin tires made in Spain recalled,
Thousand of Continental tires made in Germany recalled.

well... it's time to Chinese recalls
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"Holy rice cakes Batman!"

I use to sell Cheng Shin tires to Harley dudes until I got too many complaints about tread life.
Maxxis is also owned by Cheng Shin. My Tomahawk tires lasted longer.
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I use to sell Cheng Shin tires to Harley dudes until I got too many complaints about tread life.
Maxxis is also owned by Cheng Shin. My Tomahawk tires lasted longer.

But... Cheng Shing is not a ChemChina company, only makes motorcycle tires, while Chem China is a large chemical and petroleum company
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But... Cheng Shing is not a ChemChina company, only makes motorcycle tires, while Chem China is a large chemical and petroleum company

Ummm...Aaaahhh.... ya lost me on that one.
You probably thought I said Chem Shing...
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Flyboy, you are just a ray of sunshine in a sea of snot! Is there any reason to live-on?


Fuuuuck meee!

Looking for a change, spent hours researching tires and checking-out what is available today.

The Angel GT's sounded great. Man, I was ready to toss all my money at the dealer... Made in China?

No problem... Metzler's looked pretty good... Made in China! Is this for real? I understand the 'Bought by China' vs. Made in China... just makes it easier to hate!

I will look at the Dunlops... NO! Please don't tell me they sold out too. Anyone with recent use and feedback on the Sportmax Roadsmart II ?

Maybe I should stick with the Pilot Power 3's, they never did me wrong. Michelin are currently advertising the new PP3. I did not see the PP4's on their website. Never wanted them anyway.

Presently have the PP3's with 8000 miles and can get more, but I need fresh skins and I am keeping the Made in China label off the Mighty K1300S.

Maybe I'll just run on the rims...
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Looking for a change, spent hours researching tires and checking-out what is available today.

The Angel GT's sounded great. Man, I was ready to toss all my money at the dealer... Made in China?

No problem... Metzler's looked pretty good... Made in China! Is this for real? I understand the 'Bought by China' vs. Made in China... just makes it easier to hate!

I will look at the Dunlops... NO! Please don't tell me they sold out too. Anyone with recent use and feedback on the Sportmax Roadsmart II ?

Maybe I should stick with the Pilot Power 3's, they never did me wrong. Michelin are currently advertising the new PP3. I did not see the PP4's on their website. Never wanted them anyway.

Presently have the PP3's with 8000 miles and can get more, but I need fresh skins and I am keeping the Made in China label off the Mighty K1300S.

Maybe I'll just run on the rims...

I don't believe the Pirell's are necessarily MADE in China. The company that OWNS 65% of Pirelli is Chinese.

How do you 8000 miles out of a soft compound tire like the Power?

I'm lucky to get 2500 miles out of a rear.

And that's on my 1198 which weighs about 160 pounds less than the K 13.
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Hi DUCMAN,

I have wondered why the PP3's have held up so good. They are probably my choice when I buy new again. Both tires are starting to show a flat profile, but not bad. The harder center compound has been well matched to the machine and it's weight.

I prefer to change tires due to both age and mileage. The cornering performance has never left me looking for more traction. I don't get to blow down the road as fast as I would like to. Maryland has all law enforcement shooting radar like there is no end to the supply of electricity.

I'm looking for better performance than mileage from this next set. I would like to have the front end turn a bit faster. The PP3's are rock solid when cornering and because I don't ride long distances much anymore, that probably accounts for the better rear mileage due to less heat put into the tires for longer periods of time.

The Mighty K1300S has been an amazing bike and everything about it just says let's ride. He waits in the garage ready to run and he runs well.
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I have wondered why the PP3's have held up so good. They are probably my choice when I buy new again. Both tires are starting to show a flat profile, but not bad. The harder center compound has been well matched to the machine and it's weight.

I prefer to change tires due to both age and mileage. The cornering performance has never left me looking for more traction. I don't get to blow down the road as fast as I would like to. Maryland has all law enforcement shooting radar like there is no end to the supply of electricity.

I'm looking for better performance than mileage from this next set. I would like to have the front end turn a bit faster. The PP3's are rock solid when cornering and because I don't ride long distances much anymore, that probably accounts for the better rear mileage due to less heat put into the tires for longer periods of time.

The Mighty K1300S has been an amazing bike and everything about it just says let's ride. He waits in the garage ready to run and he runs well.

Don't know if you'll find a better/stickier tire than the Power (1,2,3) for the street.

Especially if you are able to get 8000 miles out of one.

I had initially thought you meant to post Pilot ROAD
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DUCMAN, thanks for waking me up! I have been staring at the screen for too long. You are correct, I have the Pilot Road 3's. I have been typing PP3 like a blind man, but thinking PR3's.

In my tire search, I have closed in on the Angel GT's and the PP3's. The compound appears to be updated according to the Michelin website. If I can get 3 to 4K out of the PP3's that will be fine and Michelin has given me great tire results. I'm just not sending my money to China.

Good catch and thanks again.
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DUCMAN, thanks for waking me up! I have been staring at the screen for too long. You are correct, I have the Pilot Road 3's. I have been typing PP3 like a blind man, but thinking PR3's.

In my tire search, I have closed in on the Angel GT's and the PP3's. The compound appears to be updated according to the Michelin website. If I can get 3 to 4K out of the PP3's that will be fine and Michelin has given me great tire results. I'm just not sending my money to China.

Good catch and thanks again.

Ha! I've done the same thing before. Type Power instead of Road. Not a problem. I've swore by Pilot Road's on all of my ST bikes and have been mighty impressed with them. I put a set of the Angel's on this last go around. I have maybe 1000 miles on them so I can't say as to how they are wearing. I typically got around 6000 -7000 miles out of a set of the Road's when I used them.

BTW

Should you go with a set of "POWERS" I would get a set of the POWER 4's. I haven't heard many good things about the POWER 3's.

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I just received a new set of Angel GTs that I ordered off Amazon for $327.79 (including shipping). Both the front and rear tires have molded labels that say "Made in Germany".

Fr: 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL Angel GT
Rr: 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL Angel GT

Both Tires are Non A-Spec.

Date Code on the front: 3814
Date Code on the rear: 2516

So who is buying Pirelli Tires that are made in China?
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Pirerri? Farr ra ra ra rar, rar ra ra raar.

I stick with Michelin and F1 no longer intrests me. If ever i want track tires or performance it will be either Bridgestone, Dunlop or Metzeler. The three are on bikes for thr Isle of Man so i know i will not give them as much as they can take.
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Knew there was a reason I've switched to Bridgestones

The Chinese ones?
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I just received a new set of Angel GTs that I ordered off Amazon for $327.79 (including shipping). Both the front and rear tires have molded labels that say "Made in Germany".

Fr: 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL Angel GT
Rr: 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL Angel GT

Both Tires are Non A-Spec.

Date Code on the front: 3814
Date Code on the rear: 2516

So who is buying Pirelli Tires that are made in China?

It may be that the tires are still made in Germany even though the company is owned by a Chinese firm. Budweiser is brewed in the U.S. but owned by an offshore company now. Who knows these days?
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If ever i want track tires or performance it will be either Bridgestone, Dunlop or Metzeler.

Metzeler is a subsidiary of Pirelli. What is the problem with tyres made in China anyway?
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Metzeler is a subsidiary of Pirelli. What is the problem with tyres made in China anyway?

I believe my example of Budweiser in post #34 and the comments in post #31 indicated that the tires may be made other than in China. Pirelli is apparently OWNED by a Chinese company. Other than sending the corporate profits to China, as long as quality is maintained there is nothing about the serviceability that should concern a rider. It is a personal decision.
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Re: Chinese Pirelli

It's hard but I try to avoid buying anything made in China or by a Chinese company. I've ran the Michelin Pilot Road's (made in Thailand) but I actually like Shinko Raven's better, they have plenty of grip for my riding style and I get 6k out of a $99 rear tire.
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I believe they are being renamed Pirerri's
I knew someone would have to do it and its as funny as I thought it would be

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