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Old 05-30-2014, 02:41 PM
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Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

Hi all, Looking for info on whether to get the regular or A-spec Angel GT for a K1300S.

Bike weight is 560 lbs. In my case, rider + gear weigh another 270 lbs. Total 830 lbs or 377 kg.

I callled Pirelli's 800# and the guy there (who didn't sound like he had any unique insight) asked me what bike I ride, looked it up, and told me to get the A-spec tire.

Any knowledgeable opinions out there?

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Old 05-30-2014, 04:13 PM
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

Hi, I have Angel GT A's in both ends (K1300S), and really happy with them. Previuos ones were Sportec M3's, and compared to them Angels feel much more easily manouverable, better grip especially when cold, and more stable. With A spec the front doesn't feel too stiff.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:23 PM
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

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Hi, I have Angel GT A's in both ends (K1300S), and really happy with them. Previuos ones were Sportec M3's, and compared to them Angels feel much more easily manouverable, better grip especially when cold, and more stable. With A spec the front doesn't feel too stiff.
Paavju, the A-spec is only the rear tire; there is no A-spec front tire.

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Paavju, the A-spec is only the rear tire; there is no A-spec front tire.

Leo

Leo, yes there are A-specs for both ends. If needed I can take pictures!


http://www.mynetmoto.com/motorradrei...58w)_angel_gt_


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Leo, yes there are A-specs for both ends. If needed I can take pictures!
That's interesting. In the U.S., only the rear is available in A-spec. Confirmed that at three diff dealers and on Pirelli's website itself (http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/ww/en/ne...t-for-mileage/).

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

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Paavju, the A-spec is only the rear tire; there is no A-spec front tire.

Leo
Hi Leo
Yes, there is...


From the official page of Pirelli Italy:
http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/it/it/mo...ubtype%3Droad#

SCOPRI LA GAMMA DELLE MISURE
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ANTERIORE17''
120/60 ZR 17 M/C (55W) TL
120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL
120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL (A)
18''110/80 ZR 18 M/C (58W)
TL 120/70 ZR 18 M/C (59W) TL
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POSTERIORE17''
150/70 ZR 17 M/C (69W) TL
160/60 ZR 17 M/C (69W) TL
170/60 ZR 17 M/C (72W) TL
180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL
180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (A)
190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL
190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL (A)
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL (D)

18''160/60 ZR 18 M/C (70W) TL LEGEND
Anteriore A 120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL 2497200 Carcassa bi-tela per maggiore stabilità.

Posteriore A 180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL Bi-Tela per maggiore stabilità. Utilizzare il motore di ricerca Pirelli per i modelli consigliati.

Posteriore A 190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL Bi-Tela per maggiore stabilità. Utilizzare il motore di ricerca Pirelli per i modelli consigliati.

Posteriore D 190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL Struttura differente per ottenere migliori prestazioni. Ducati Multistrada 1200, S e GT.

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

Bernardo, now that doesn't show the A-spec rear tire in the US spec 190/55 size. What gives?

(As far as knowledgeable goes, I'll leave that up to individual forum members to decide.)

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

FYI, just spoke with my BMW dealer (MAX BMW), they said that the regular Angel GT rear tire is used for the K1300S, not the A-spec rear.

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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

E mailed Pirelli and they replied that the appropriate tire for the K13 is the regular gt not the A Spec
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

IMHO I would just get the A spec little stiffer side wall with 800 plus lbs it sure can't hurt.
I just ordered a set Saturday for my bike, headed to deals gap in 3 weeks
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

I'm on my 2nd set of Pirelli Angel GTs. Running a standard front and A-spec rear. The A-spec is not strictly needed on the K1300S, but I figured it might wear better. I got a shocking 13,000 miles out of the first set and I could have gotten another 1500 miles out of the rear. This was doing commuter miles in SoCal almost exclusively. I also discovered that the A-spec is practically puncture proof. Several times I've heard the sound of something puncturing the tire. Upon pulling over to check, all I found was a shallow hole where the screw/nail had attempted to penetrate. The 2 ply carcass rejected the penetration. One of those times I saw the drywall screw too late to avoid it. I also recently did a cross country trip and after 2000 miles, there were still remnants of the GT molded into the center of the rear. And I was loaded with well over 100 lbs of gear and I rolled at 85+ most of the time, except thru New Mexico where I was doing 95+ MPH.

They are a major PITA to remove and install. My friends No-Mar wasn't up to the task, needed to use tire irons to help the process along.
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

My new pirreli GTs just came, have a question tho are the two red dots the heavy side or the light side?
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

Google says put valve stem between the dots?
Everyone agree?
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Re: Pirelli Angel GT for K1300S -- Regular vs. A-spec

I am on my second pair of Pirelli Angel GTs, the first were non A-spec, the second are GT-As.

My first pair lasted 5,500 miles which included a 1,000+ mile ride through Holland and Germany. I changed them early because I was going on another long trip and didn't want to risk it on worn rubber.

The non A-spec Angels picked up 2 punctures commuting in London. Maybe I've been lucky but 2,000 miles later I haven't had a single puncture on the A-spec Angels.

Initially the A-spec felt firmer and turn-in required more effort but maybe that was just my imagination because now they don't feel any different to the previous! Either that or I have got used to them.

I find the A-spec tyres more stable on turns and certainly they seem to be wearing better.

Based on my experience I would recommend fitting Pirelli Angel GTA tyres to front and rear of the K1300S.
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