For over thirty
years, the creativity and enthusiasm now synonymous with the Marchesini
brand name have accompanied the challenges and achievements of the most
celebrated motorcycle manufacturers and riders in the world. The first
magnesium wheel for two-wheelers bears Marchesini's insignia, representing
the innovative spirit of this company that began making wheels in the
in-depth knowledge of materials and a deep passion for racing inspired
Marchesini to produce wheels with unprecedented levels of lightness, stiffness
and reliability. Thanks to these distinguishing features, Marchesini wheels
quickly achieved immediate success in competition. Riders such as Agostini,
Nieto, Hailwood, Read, Sheene, Roberts, Spencer, Lawson, Schwantz, Rainey
and Doohan chose Marchesini wheels, kick-starting a powerful trend in
wheel design. Today, the most powerful teams in MotoGP and World Superbike
racing - Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KR Proton, Suzuki and Yamaha
- roll on Marchesini's.
Forged 17-inch Aluminum Wheels
department creates forged aluminum wheels for the majority of current
sportbike models. Research and development has undertaken in the highest
levels of bike sport assure the finest wheels for road use.
In addition to a weight
savings of up to 25 percent when compared to stock rims, Marchesini forged
aluminum wheels are super-stiff, offering high lateral and torsional strength,
optimizing the overall performance of any sportbike lucky enough to be
wearing them. These wheel sets come as 3.5-inch-wide by 17-inch fronts
and 6-inch-wide, 17-inch rears.
Besides their build
quality and top-notch materials, these distinctive Marchesini forged aluminum
street wheels resemble the wheels of their racing-only counterparts in
match superior performance and visual design in a unique unmistakable
style. Along with undisputed product quality, the Marchesini aesthetic
has long been a landmark in the motorcycle market.
** Note: 2006 YZF-R1
LE Race wheels are special casting built just for Yamaha. These rims require
a different rotor than the standard R1.