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JoshDuc Sep 10th 2018 05:06 PM

Forged wheels: Mag or Alu?
 
Hi guys,

Wanting to get everyone's thoughts on which direction i should go with a set of wheels for my base 1299.

I'm looking at the OZ racing Cattiva (mag) or the Piega (aluminium) forged wheels. Love the look of them plus hopefully a noticeable performance gain at the track.

The bike is used both on the road for some weekend runs and at the track in fast group. Doing as many track days as i can at the moment, totally hooked.

Wanting to know if its worth spending the extra money on the magnesium and if there is any durability issues.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

AmpForE Sep 10th 2018 05:54 PM

I doubt it, either way you go you will get a bump, not sure if the extra money returns extra performance.

DCPanni Sep 10th 2018 06:00 PM

Magnesium is very reactive to moisture in the air. If the finish gets scratched to bare metal it will corrode pretty quickly. I’d stay away from them unless you inspect them quite often. In aerospace applications magnesium parts are xxrayed every so often in maintaine cycles. I’d go with forged aluminum

MB Duc Sep 10th 2018 06:11 PM

I would keep the stock wheels. Light weight wheels can cause headshakes and that's not something the bike needs more of.

JoshDuc Sep 10th 2018 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AmpForE (Post 316261)
I doubt it, either way you go you will get a bump, not sure if the extra money returns extra performance.

A bump in performance?

JoshDuc Sep 10th 2018 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DCPanni (Post 316262)
Magnesium is very reactive to moisture in the air. If the finish gets scratched to bare metal it will corrode pretty quickly. I’d stay away from them unless you inspect them quite often. In aerospace applications magnesium parts are xxrayed every so often in maintaine cycles. I’d go with forged aluminum

This is what I was fearing with mag wheels. Great info, many thanks

JoshDuc Sep 10th 2018 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MB Duc (Post 316264)
I would keep the stock wheels. Light weight wheels can cause headshakes and that's not something the bike needs more of.

Surely the added benefit of lighter wheels would outweigh the slightly higher chance of headshakes?

AmpForE Sep 10th 2018 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoshDuc (Post 316265)
A bump in performance?



Yea, something like that. Lol

DCPanni Sep 10th 2018 07:07 PM

You will accelerate better and brake better with less rotational mass, using lighter wheels. Turn in will also be quicker. Will you feel that riding around the city? No but you would on the track for sure. That’s why race teams use them

AmpForE Sep 10th 2018 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DCPanni (Post 316269)
You will accelerate better and brake better with less rotational mass, using lighter wheels. Turn in will also be quicker. Will you feel that riding around the city? No but you would on the track for sure. Thatís why race teams use them



I had no interest in explaining performance upgrade of light wheels, so thank you!


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