OZ WHEELS YAMAHA R1 1998 2001
PAIR OF OZ WHEELS YAMAHA R1 1998 2001
OZ Piega Forged Aluminium Wheels for YAMAHA R1 1998 2001
The two main qualities required for a high performance wheel are light weight combined with high strength and OZ achieve this by using forged Aluminium which produces both a stronger and up to a 25% lighter wheel than by casting production methods.
Available in Gold or Black anodised finish
All bearings and spacers pre-installed
Lightweight sprocket carrier and cush drive included where required
Supplied with a Renthal sprocket where required
O•Z Forged Aluminium & Magnesium Motorcycle Wheels
The two main qualities required for a high performance wheel are light weight combined with high strength and OZ achieve this by using forged Aluminium which produces both a stronger and up to a 25% lighter wheel than by casting production methods, or Magnesium which offers further weight savings.
|•||Piega available in Gold or Black anodised finish,
|•||All bearings and spacers pre-installed|
|•||Includes a replacement lightweight cush drive where required|
|•||Includes a high-tensile Aluminium alloy sprocket and sprocket carrier, where required|
So why are light wheels so important?
With today’s modern Superbikes being so powerful, improved handling is now worth considerably more to a lap time than additional power. A Superbike now spends as little as 2% of its lap time on full throttle and that is the only time that power really affects lap times. Lightweight wheels are a massive advantage because any loss in unsprung and rotating weight is worth several times its actual physical weight because it has a massive affect on handling. By fitting lighter wheels you will:
|•||Reduce Rotational Inertia which improves both acceleration and braking|
|•||Reduce Gyroscopic Inertia which enables turning-in with less effort and flick through chicanes with more ease|
|•||Reduce unsprung weight which improves grip and traction and reduces tyre wear|
|•||All of the the above lead to improved Handling and Reduced Rider Fatigue – and can save up to a second per mile on track, when the very lightest (composite/carbon fibre) wheels are installed|
OZ Motorbike is part of the OZ Group, an Italian company which since 1971 has lead the car and motorcycle aftermarket wheel industry. This quality and expertise is recognised in the racing world and OZ wheels are used extensively throughout all levels of racing including Grand Prix, World Super Bike (OZ supply the majority of Moto 2 World Championship teams and the BMW World Superbike team exclusively), the World Rally Championship and Formula One.
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