Using the exact same materials and forging process as used in major world championship racing, Marchesini have designed a street specific wheel. Reducing weight when compared to other aftermarket wheels, this exceptional product will enable any rider to understand the value of lowered un-sprung weight and reduced gyroscopic effect as experienced by the world's top riders.
The result is a wheel that weighs 45% less than the original set and possesses a 30% inertia reduction. These characteristics provide faster acceleration, improved handling on bends, and improved control due to improved gyroscopic effect. A mounted set of magnesium wheels weighs about 7.5 kilograms (16.53 pounds) and is completely interchangeable with the original set, except for the sprocket which needs to be replaced with a model that complies with the Marchesini standard (available from most sprocket manufacturers). The magnesium wheel size available is 17 inches for road use and 16.5 inches for track use.
In 2010, Marchesini won the World Superbike Championship and MotoGP™ with this wheel. A statement no other manufacturer can claim!