Multiple world champion Max Biaggi, top notch tester for Pirelli in an unprecedented braking test on a wet surface: slamming on the brakes on a bike rocketing across the flight deck of an aircraft carrier being soaked by water pumps at 17 atm.
This is what happened on the Italian Navy’s aircraft carrier Cavour, anchored in the new Taranto naval base which served as an unprecedented test track for the presentation of the new Pirelli Angel GT sport touring tyre, developed for naked, super sport and touring bikes.
The six-time World Champion and reigning World Superbike Champion accelerated to 100 kph to then grab the brakes hard at the pre-established braking spot. The new Angel GT tyres allowed Biaggi to first unload all his bike’s horses to the ground and ensured an immediate stop on wet asphalt.
This unprecedented test was arranged by Pirelli thanks to the invaluable and professional cooperation of Difesa Servizi SpA and in particular the Italian Navy, which made the flight deck of the Cavour available, moored in the Taranto military port.Press release >
2013 WINNER OF MOTORRAD SPORT TOURING TYRE COMPARATIVE TEST
… Everybody who until now linked the brand Pirelli with a sporty-focused “good weather” tyre has to change his mind. With the Angel GT the Italians have designed a real all-rounder who isn’t only liked in sporty use on the country road, but shines also with its great features in wet conditions…
What a debut! Due to the better wet grip the Angel GT is much better than its predecessor ST, without losing the sporty features on the country road. A top tire.
2013 WINNER OF PS Sportmotorradmagazin TOURING TYRE TEST
… The new Angel GT is an absolute all-weather recommendation. It leaves a well-balanced, sportive impression. He is number 1 on wet asphalt…
2013 WINNER OF MOTO MAGAZINE SPORT TOURING RADIAL TEST
… The Angel GT tyres show the excellent work done by Pirelli designers to set the new reference of the Sport-Touring segment. Our preference goes to the new Angel GT which have impressed us by their behavior and by their results in our different workshops…
2013 WINNER OF MOTO JOURNAL SPORT TOURING RADIAL TEST
… The great stability in turns, the strong grip in leans and the very good feedback are appealing, and not only in sporty use. Excellent start for the GT! It has improved its behavior on wet roads, without losing the sporty features of the ST on country roads. A top tyre…