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Offline Waynexr1000

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Tyre size
« on: May 07, 2018, 12:02:28 PM »
Does it matter if I fit 190 / 50 on the back instead of the 55
Also what’s the difference between angel gt and st the price is quite different for them both gt harder and lasts longer I suppose

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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 06:44:05 PM »
Yeh the gt is supposed to be the longer lasting, but still lots of grip and very confidence giving. Not tried the ST so cannot comment.
As for the size well again thats open for discussion ( opened a can of worms there Wayne ) my preference is for the 55, but that is just my opinion.  :002: 
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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 06:53:23 PM »
It’s just that there seems to be more pairs deals around with a 190/50 that’s all

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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 07:15:20 PM »
Slightly smaller rolling circumference?   Other than that - no difference.

GT - that was the variant for ‘heavier’ bikes (like the big two-up tourers with luggage) - I think I would avoid them for an XR solo.


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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 07:27:33 PM »
Isn't the Angel GT a newer version of the Angel ST??  according to Pirelli: 'the evolution of the Angel ST,

Not to be confused Pilot Road 4 and Pilot Road 4 GT(which is for heavier touring bikes)

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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 07:32:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Isn't the Angel GT a newer version of the Angel ST??  according to Pirelli: 'the evolution of the Angel ST,

Not to be confused Pilot Road 4 and Pilot Road 4 GT(which is for heavier touring bikes)




Yeh you are correct I checked and The GT is the replacement for the ST, it is also the recommended Angel for the XR. GT is short for Gran Turismo . And the reason the ST is cheaper is because it is the outgoing tyre.
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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 08:35:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
Slightly smaller rolling circumference?   Other than that - no difference.


The stock rear on my K1200 was a 50 and went to a 55 like chalk and cheese because it raises the rear up that much more and the bike steers quicker so if your looking to slow the steering down on your X/R buy a 50.

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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2018, 08:42:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
The stock rear on my K1200 was a 50 and went to a 55 like chalk and cheese because it raises the rear up that much more and the bike steers quicker so if your looking to slow the steering down on your X/R buy a 50.



 :460: I did mention in a previous post that I think the xr drops in a little quicker than I like so might try that

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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2018, 08:50:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
The stock rear on my K1200 was a 50 and went to a 55 like chalk and cheese because it raises the rear up that much more and the bike steers quicker so if your looking to slow the steering down on your X/R buy a 50.

Interesting!   Not a whole lot of difference in ratio - but that is intriguing.   

I didnt realise the profile itself was that different.   I wonder after 2,000 miles if the difference is still there - any experience?  (How would anyone know?)

At 1 pair of tyres per year, with the reqiuirement to last 4,500 miles - I’m pretty easy to please (as long as they grip)

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Re: Tyre size
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2018, 09:08:30 PM »
It’s not the profile the 50/55 is the height, the 55 is now the norm you can now buy tyres that are a 60,hence why 50’s are cheap cuz their old hat and probably old stock.