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Avon Storm ST

Postby wheeler » Tue May 05, 2009 12:47 pm

Hi there....
I am getting my new Avon Storm ST 180/55-17 tomorow (the front is going to get changed in June).
Well i have ridden Storms ST on my Suzuki RF 600 R and on my TDM 850. It newer dissapointed me regarding the grip and mileage. On my RF i was sliding when the wheater was wery warm (30-32 degrees celsius) but other than that fully controlable slides i was happy with the tires.
I reckon it will be good for my "spaceship Glactica" (as my friend use to call my GTS).

Hawe anybody tried the Storm ST on theyr GTS and what mileage did you get on them?

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Postby 24c » Tue May 05, 2009 2:08 pm

Well I was looking at them, but I was so impressed with the Pirelli Diablo Stradas, I'll be junking the Corsa IIIs and getting the new Angel STs for my ride to Mugello ... in three weeks now :shock: 8) :D :D
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Postby rooyenan » Tue May 05, 2009 2:10 pm

24c wrote:Well I was looking at them, but I was impressed with the Pirelli Diablo Stradas so much, I'll be junking the Corsa IIIs and getting the new Angel Sts for my ride to Mugello ... in three weeks now :shock: 8) :D :D


I've got the Angel ST already mounted!! I've chosen the "W" version of the 180 rear, since that's designed for bikes over 240Kg...

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Postby 24c » Tue May 05, 2009 2:16 pm

rooyenan wrote:I've got the Angel ST already mounted!! I've chosen the "W" version of the 180 rear, since that's designed for bikes over 240Kg...

Mine would have been too, except the bike was loaned out and I have only just got it back. :twisted: :P
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Postby Pachi » Tue May 05, 2009 3:15 pm

Angel ST is my most probable choice for a tyre change due by September. How do they perform?.

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Postby 24c » Tue May 05, 2009 3:59 pm

Pachi wrote:Angel ST .... How do they perform?.

Ordered mine today, let you know in a week, but the techie press rate them. However the carcass design is improved to give better contact area. It's single compound and very similar thinking to the earlier Avon Azzuro approach and the forerunner to the latest Avon Storm.

Both Avons and Angels are apparently very good, but what sold it for me is the Angel ST is better than the Strada in the wet!
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Postby rooyenan » Tue May 05, 2009 4:02 pm

Pachi wrote:Angel ST is my most probable choice for a tyre change due by September. How do they perform?.


Just have the first...(guessing 1200km) on them..
They feel the same as the Diablo Strada's. Even a little better in cornering.
High speed corners = no problem at all.

Last weekend I surprised a lot of other bikers, that didn't expect a GTS to be this sporty!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Pachi » Tue May 05, 2009 4:02 pm

24c wrote:
Pachi wrote:Angel ST .... How do they perform?.

Ordered mine today, let you know in a week, but the techie press rate them. However the carcass design is improved to give better contact area. It's single compound and very similar thinking to the earlier Avon Azzuro approach and the forerunner to the latest Avon Storm.

Both Avons and Angels are apparently very good, but what sold it for me is the Angel ST is better than the Strada in the wet!


I have never ridden dual compound tyres. It is really worth the difference?.

Angel ST better in wet than Strada absolutely buys me!.

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Postby 24c » Tue May 05, 2009 6:33 pm

Pachi wrote:I have never ridden dual compound tyres. It is really worth the difference?.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/mot ... el-ST.html

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/ ... -st-tyres/
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Postby Daley » Tue May 05, 2009 7:20 pm

I fitted Storm ST's to my GTS last year. They seem to suit the bike better than the previous Bridgestones, with similar feel and wet weather grip. As a bonus they are cheaper than Bridgestones and, after 6k miles there is still a good depth of tread, enough for another 2-3k I should think. With the Bridgestones, at 6k miles I had worn out 2 fronts and 1 rear. I'll certainly fit Storm ST's next time.

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Postby Pachi » Tue May 05, 2009 7:26 pm

Thanks, 24c. Sounds good enough.

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Postby Pachi » Tue May 12, 2009 7:17 pm

Well, gentlemen. Pirelli Angel ST 120/70x17, 180/55x17 fitted today at a total of 270€. Will report how they ride.

Cheers.

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Pirelli Angel STs

Postby 24c » Tue May 12, 2009 9:50 pm

Mine came middle of last week, but the blue bike needs too much love and attention to get to Mugello Moto GP, so I'll be using another bike. :wtf:

Will swap my tyres over before, so I'll soon know within two weeks too 8)
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Re: Pirelli Angel STs

Postby rooyenan » Tue May 12, 2009 9:55 pm

24c wrote:Mine came middle of last week, but the blue bike needs too much love and attention to get to Mugello Moto GP, so I'll be using another bike. :wtf:


Soooo, getting off from work???

Have fun over there!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
(to all you guys!! Be careful in Switzerland!! Speed camera's everywhere, and don't forget having POI indicating camera's on your navi is prohibited!!!)

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Postby 24c » Tue May 12, 2009 10:01 pm

I thought I emailed you? Yes, I got unpaid holiday.

So my GPS POI & laser detector will be illegal too!! 8) :lol:
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