Because sport touring is much more of a way of life than a type of motorcycle, Pirelli has created the Angel ST; a tire that without compromise addresses what some see as a contradiction.
More and more riders are sport touring on different types of motorcycles: standards, naked bikes, supersport and supersport touring, yet they all demand a tire with high performance, high grip wet or dry, high mileage, and a reasonable cost. The riders of all of these types of bikes demand a tire that embraces their mission and releases their soul. They demand a new category of tire, one that is an Extended Mileage Sport (EMS) tire. Answering this demand is the Pirelli Angel ST, the first tire with a double soul of a Devil for sport and an Angel for touring guardian.
The Pirelli Angel ST is the perfect mix of performance, style & comfort, utilizing environmentally friendly compounds. Its uniquely creative and functional surface design is its signature of performance, featuring angelic impressions and a devilish tread to optimize dry traction and wet grip, formed in an Extended Mileage Sport (EMS) compound that is specifically tailored for the latest Sport and Supersport touring motorcycles. This tread design was created to communicate to the rider the duality of the soul of the Angel ST, providing a confidence of purpose and a certainty of performance.
The Angel ST uses Pirelli’s patented 0˚ steel radial belting for a compliant structure, and its advanced compounding technology provides balanced behavior wet or dry. Designed to out perform its predecessor, the Angel ST has improved grip in all conditions on motorcycles from naked 600s to high-horsepower large displacement machines including the Suzuki Hayabusa & Kawasaki Concours 14. Testing has shown a substantial increase in estimated mileage over other supersport and sport touring tires, with unwavering, uniform and predictable grip for every one of those miles.
The dual soul of the Pirelli Angel ST is the guardian angel of the road for sport touring riders who require high performance with confidence and comfort. Whether the road is urban or rural, whether the bike carries only its rider or a passenger and bags, the Angel ST is the tire with the durability and duality for the task. Reliable and safe, comfortable and economic, sporting touring is not a contradiction for the Angel ST, it’s this tires dual soul.
Creating this soul is a new profile, new compounds, and a new tread pattern. The result is the balanced performance of Enhanced Patch technology (EPT), in which the contact patch is optimized through the coordination of these components. The final result is in the feel for the rider; in their fingers, in their comfort, and in their confidence. And this was all accomplished by using Aromatic Oil free compounds, meeting the environmental regulations of the future.
The Angel ST has set 7 FIM records and garnered the prestigious 24-hour Duration World Record on one set of tires, on March 15, 2009 in Nardo, Italy, setting a record of 3190.8 miles at average speed of 132.9 mph. This record proved the Angel ST’s consistency of performance and durability.
Launched to the North American media in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, journalists had the opportunity to ride in both dry and wet conditions, on highways, country lanes and city streets. Many of the journalists were wishing they had time to set their own durability record.
Already chosen as the OE fitment for the Aprilia Mana GT and Shiver GT, Buell Ulysses XB12XT, and the Moto Guzzi Breva and Norge. The good news is, the improved technology of the new Angel ST is available now at the same retail price as its predecessor, the Diablo Strada.
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