There may be a better tire, but I'll never find out
This tire if phenomenal on wet or dry pavement or concrete.
I have toyed with other rear tires, but have not dreamed of changing the front tire from a DR II. I don't mind sliding the rear, but sliding the front is another matter. When the DRII reaches the limit of it's traction, it gives up very predictably with ample warning and a chance to recover.
2nd time for me with this tire, so no surprises.
Narrower than most knobbies, and taller too, so the bigger circumference changes the gearing somewhat.
The side wall has a step/shoulder at the rim to help prevent pinch flats, but that makes mounting a little more difficult.
The only way it could be better is if it mounted itself and lasted for 10k miles.
THE ANGEL GT'S ARE MY SECOND SET AND I ENJOY THEM. LONGEVITY FOR THE STREET AND CORNERING IS EXCELLENT ONCE THEY ARE WARM. I GOT ABOUT 6873 MILES FROM MY LAST SET. THAT INCLUDES A FEW BURN OUTS FOR THE KIDS TO SEE.
SO IF YOU ENJOY RIDING LONG TRIPS or CURVES R'US WITH THE CREW, THEY ARE A GREAT BUY.
This will be my second set. I'm hooked! Confidence is thru the roof. Yes pricy. Yes short life span. Yes super sticky. Yes performance is awesome. Yes makes your bike look super nice! I went with size 200/55zr-17 on the rear on my 07 yamaha yzf r1. Couldn't be more happier. Definitely a must own.
I put Scorpions on both front/rear of my 96' XR600r. I'm totally amazed how the Scorpions have converted my motocross bike onto a Sweet handling street machine. I take corners with so much confidence its "almost" scares me. Yet there's still plenty of traction for racing up/down the fire roads.