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Old Sep 10th 2018, 06:06 PM   #1
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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.
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Old Sep 10th 2018, 06:54 PM   #2
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I doubt it, either way you go you will get a bump, not sure if the extra money returns extra performance.
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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
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Old Sep 10th 2018, 07:11 PM   #4
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I would keep the stock wheels. Light weight wheels can cause headshakes and that's not something the bike needs more of.
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Old Sep 10th 2018, 07:30 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by AmpForE View Post
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?
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Originally Posted by DCPanni View Post
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
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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?
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Originally Posted by JoshDuc View Post
A bump in performance?


Yea, something like that. Lol
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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
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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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