BST 17" Carbon Fiber Front Wheel for Aprilia (5-Spoke)
- Only Fits ABS
model if specified
- 17" x 3.5"
(Unless otherwise specified)
- Black Diamond 5
Swept spoke design
- 1 Front wheel
- Recommended sizes
$ by ordering a set!
High Tech Design
The unique BST 5-spoke carbon composite wheel is made using the latest
technology, materials and manufacturing processes. This lightweight and
exceedingly strong wheel is suitable for both racing and street racing
use. The wheels have been tested at Rim Technology (UK government certified
facility), and passed all the tests for road certification. And most important
of all, our wheels are unique in that they are created as a single unit
- we don't bond pieces together.
Benefits of Carbon Fiber Wheels
- Lower unsprung mass
- Lower rotational inertia resulting in quick and responsive steering
- less driver fatigue
- High strength to weight ratio
- Longer product life - carbon fiber is a fatigue-free material
- Carbon fiber composite is a damage tolerant material
- Carbon fiber is corrosion-free
- Attractive woven finish gives the wheels a killer look.
These wheels are up
to 30% lighter than most of todays advanced racing wheels, and even more
significantly lighter than the standard production wheels. Since the weight
saving comes from the spokes and the rim, the mass of the wheel is concentrated
in the hub to the benefit of rotational inertia.
Because the wheels
offer a substantial reduction in flywheel and gyroscopic effects, the
motorcycle can accelerate, corner and brake faster. In particular, the
reduced gyroscopic effect allows for faster directional changes, which
makes the motorcycle far more sensitive to the riders demands.
2.1 - 2.2 kg, depending on motorcycle
(including alloy hub, steel fittings with bearings).
3.5" x 17"
5.50" x 17" (single sided and conventional swing arm).
5.75" x 17" (single sided and conventional swing arm).
6.00" x 17" (single sided and conventional swing arm).
The SECRET WEAPON:
Club racers in Europe are fitting BST CF wheels on their 600cc bikes
and competing with 1000cc bikes.
Racers are reporting lap times of 2.5-3.0 seconds faster with Carbon wheels
over the stock wheels and 1.5 seconds faster over magnesium wheels. Drag
racers are reporting .2 seconds in the quarter mile.
Some racers are foregoing additional engine and brake modifications and
putting the extra money into these wheels.
SUPERBIKE January 2006: Article called Wheels of Fortune:
If you could compare both these bikes side by side
would no be way to catch the BST-wheeled machine. The different is small
to begin with, but the carbon wheels get the bike to 80kph in one metre
less than the standard bike. It then builds with time and by 95kph the
BST wheels have take 3.5 metres less, at 160kph they have a 13 metre advantage
and by 240kph they are a full 108 metres ahead.