Tires – New Pirelli Angel ST motorcycle tire with two-face tread –

New Pirelli Angel ST motorcycle tire with two-face tread

Tires - New Pirelli Angel ST motorcycle tire with two-face tread -

Unveiled during the press conference presenting the 2009 Superbike World Championship, the Angel ST is the new sport-touring tire from the Italian manufacturer. Technical and versatile, it inaugurates an unprecedented two-sided tread !

Official supplier of the Mondial Superbike since 2004 and until 2012, Pirelli took advantage of the inauguration of the 2009 season on the Algarve circuit on January 23 to launch its brand new sport-touring tire: the Angel ST.

"The circuits are our outdoor laboratory", explains Guglielmo Fiocchi, Managing Director of Pirelli’s Motorcycle Tires Division:"riders are the best Superbike testers one could ask for, because with every race they give us stuff that helps us think about and improve the product. In addition, their remarks are in addition to the continuous innovations produced by our laboratories in Italy and Germany, in which products such as Angel ST are born.".

And it is clear that while this new Angel ST will undoubtedly not be the most suitable for equipping the R1 of Ben Spies or the Ducati of Noriyuki Haga, the progress made in recent years by Pirelli – also owner of Metzeler – on the competitive segment of sport-tourism validate these technology transfers from the track to the road !

From now on, motorcyclists riding in sport GTs should no longer have to choose between longevity and grip in all circumstances, thanks to technological discoveries in the composition of rubber and the use of versatile materials. Concretely, the Angel ST is therefore "intended for riders who like to ride in complete safety and comfort without sacrificing the thrills of bends", announces Pirelli…

From a technical point of view, the Angel ST features a composite tread with an innovative structure, in order to guarantee "incredible stability, maximum grip on dry and wet surfaces and a considerably long life", specifies the manufacturer.

Intended for sport – touring motorcycles (such as Yamaha FJR 1300, Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa, Kawasaki GTR 1400 or other BMW K 1300), the Angel ST is therefore intended for bikers who ride a lot on a daily basis, but who do not deny themselves a little arsouille on winding and oh so enjoyable courses !

Available in the spring, this new tire also has a special feature of its own: its tread and its footprint have an original angel design and are described as "upgradeable" by Pirelli! Understand by this that the angel gradually gives way to a demon after 1000 km traveled, a device "representative of the two souls of the product, both reliable and sporty, light up Pirelli.

A refreshing initiative in these gloomy times, in tribute to the film Angels & Demons with Tom Hanks (released May 2009), in which Pirelli provided the passenger car tires used in several scenes !

While waiting to discover additional technical information, the available dimensions and a price list, stay tuned !

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