OZ Motorbike Piega Forged Aluminum [3.5"/5.5"] Wheel Set: Ducati 748-998, S2R-S4R, MTS-1000-1100, MHE
Weight: 7.3 lbs
Rear: 17 x 5.5"
Weight: 8.35 lbs
OZ Motorbike wheels are bi-directionally forged to reduce un-sprung weight and rotational mass. Reducing un-sprung weight enables the suspension to work more effectively at keeping the tire in contact with the road when riding going over road imperfections and bumps. Reducing rotational mass reduces gyroscopic effect which allows the bike to turn into a corner with less effort. Reducing rotational mass also results in quicker acceleration and braking.
The "C" shaped cross-section of the spokesprovides an extremely light weight and rigid support of the rim to increase torsional rigidity which reduces flexing of the wheel under a load.
Racers who use OZ Motorbike wheels: Carlos Checa - 2011 World Superbike Champion, Josh Hayes - 2011 AMA Pro Racing, Chris Siglin - 2011 AFM Championship, Aaron Borello - 2011 WERA Champion Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions C Superbike
FEM (finite element method) designed to minimize weight and increase strength and rigidity./p>
Reduced wheel weight decreases the moment of inertia which results in quicker acceleration and braking, lowers un-sprung weight and gyroscopic effect to provide quicker turn-in and more positive handling.
Specially treated billet aluminum alloy is
Heat treating, shot peening and CNC finishing are done in house resulting in an extremely lightweight and rigid wheel.
Dot and JWL approved for street use.
OZ wheels are AMA homologated for racing and also used in World Super Bike, MotoGP 125, Moto2, British Super Bike,
IIncluded parts: bearings, valve stems, axle spacers (as applicable) and sprocket adaptor.
** PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY - OR - CHECK SINGLE FRONT AND REAR WHEEL INVENTORIES SEPARATELY TO SEE IF YOUR WHEELS ARE IN STOCK.
Additional Product Info
OZ MOTORBIKE is part of the OZ Group which includes OZ Racing, a company from San Martino di Lupari (Padova), Italy which since 1971, leads the car and motorcycle aftermarket wheel industry. For over 35 years, the OZ brand has been recognized as a symbol of excellent quality and Italian design. And today, with this new project, OZ MOTORBIKE makes its world-wide appreciated and known brand even stronger.
The new “Piega” forged aluminum 5-spoke wheel incorporates the latest technology in every component, the most innovative aluminum alloy manufacturing and treatment processes, and all the experience of the last 15 years collaborating with the world’s top MotoGP & SBK Championship Teams.
All wheels are equipped with special oil seals to protect and increase the life of bearings. The sprocket carrier and its components are FEM (finite element method) designed from 7075 aluminum for strength and reduced weight for smoother operation, resulting in longer chain and sprocket life. The cush drive damper rubber is constructed out of a special proprietary compound developed for MotoGP, WSKB, and AMA.
OZ Motorbike wheels are available in black or gold anodized colors and require a special sprocket that can be purchased from Motowheels.
The OZ Motorbike team of engineers designs their wheels using special and exclusive FEM design simulation and calculation.
OZ Motorbike wheels are manufactured from a specially treated aluminum alloy using a multi-forging process which is the latest technology in forging high performance parts. Compared to other manufacturing processes, this multi-step forging process produces a wheel with a more uniform and homogeneous metal structure, resulting in a very lightweight and strong wheel.
Comparative wheel weights:
OEM Ducati 848 Marchesini wheel set: 19.40 pounds.
OZ Motorbike forged aluminum wheel set for Ducati 848: 15.90 pounds (18% weight reduction).
All wheels surpass the most severe fatigue standards required by the market and achieve DoT and JWL certification. Rigorous testing is carried out in-house and wheels are tested to destruction to insure strength.
It has been said that racing improves the breed. Since 1971, OZ has had a long racing history of wins and wheel development. It is this rich experience that enable OZ to produce technologically advanced motorbike wheels.
OZ Motorbike currently supplies WSBK team BMW MOTORRAD MOTORSPORT as well as KTM in International Deutsche Motorradmeisterschaft (IDM) German motorbike championship.
Major motorcycle manufacturers including Moriwaki, FTR, TSR, RSV, BIMOTA, and BQR have already tested and proven the OZ Motorbike wheels in racing. Official teams are testing during the 2010 race season and have endurance results too.
In 2010, OZ Motorbike will also have major involvement in Moto2. Fifty percent of the Moto 2 teams (17 of 33 riders), as well as select 125 GP teams will be racing on OZ Motorbike wheels.
OZ Motorbike Piega Forged Aluminum Wheel Set: Ducati 748/916/996/998, Monster S2R 800/1000, Monster S4R
Front: 7.45 Rear(5.50"): 8.35
OZ wheel weights (lb) compared to OE and other manufacturers.
OE BMW S1000RR
OZ Cattiva R BMW S1000RR 6.75 9.50
OZ Cattiva BMW S1000RR 6.80 10.10
BST BMW S1000RR 7.14 12.39
OZ Piega BMW S1000RR 8.35 12.60
OZ Cattiva R Ducati D16RR 5.85 9.80
BST Ducati D16RR 5.85 10.60
OE Ducati Sport Classic 15.25 20.10
OZ Piega Ducati Sport Classic 7.50 12.05
Wheel weights (lb) include: valve stems, axle spacers, brake rotor spacers and sprocket carriers as applicable.
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