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As others have mentioned if your aren't going that fast through corners, your already on the perfect tire. That said, The Angel GT is a sport touring tire and it's designed with more mileage in mind rather than sticky grip. So if you want to ride your bike like it's designed, your going to have to throw some hypersport/supersport tires on it. Hypersport tires typically have at least a dual compound rear in which a harder compound is used in the center so you can great mileage on the straights and a softer compound is used on the shoulders so you've got great feedback and sticky grip when attacking the corners. In my opinion, if your looking for more confidence in the corners, a stickier tire is the best place to start.
As with the previous poster, Right now my favorite tire is the Dunlop Q3+, Great value, awesome mileage and super sticky for the street and track. I typically get at least 5000 miles out of my rears and even more from the front with these tires. They also do well in the rain as long as you aren't pushing it. I commute year round on my 600RR and even on 15-32 degree mornings after about ten minutes of riding and letting these tires warm up, they feel great in winter. When i get off the bike and touch the tire, you can feel how well they warm up, which is amazing in those temps.
Another tire i would like to try is Pirelli's new Diablo Rosso Corsa 2, but i'm reading people aren't getting the mileage out of them like the Dunlop Q3+'s which leads me to believe Pirelli's user a softer compound. Another tire i have a few buddies running are the Continental Contisportattack 3's and they love them. As mentioned already the Michelin Power RS would also be a competitor to these tires but i have no experience with them yet. The Bridgestone S21's are a solid hypersport tire as well but i still like the feel of the Dunlop Q3+ better. Bridgestone is releasing their new S22 tire soon and to be honest, they look promising so i may have to give them a try depending on their reviews.
One last thing i want to add, is that tires do have a different feel between brands, even if your using the same size. Pirelli's are going to feel different from Dunlop's and Michelin's are going to feel different from them. So do some research, read reviews and find a tire that suits your style. You'll go through a lot of tires, so don't be afraid to experiment between brands until you feel you've hit the rubber jackpot.
Last edited by Jinladen; 02-01-2019 at 01:19 PM.