Originally Posted by ducatiryder89
... that be careful what wheels you get because not all wheels are lighter then stock and if you are racing, the majority of classes and organizations ban aftermarket wheels.
Huh...yes, true with carbon fiber wheels.....not with all other brands/type
EXCEPT if you're racing superstock.
I've been testing 16.5 marchesini mag on my 05 (set will go on my '06).
Weight difference is not great ( I'll will gain MUCH more with the front ) mostly cause the
16.5 Pirelli slick REAR is a LOT of rubber, gotta pay for that nice comfy patch:
(BOTH wheels with cush drive, sprocket, same (machined) trick rotor)
* (05) Oem rim with (slightly) used Pirelli race DOT: 30 lbs 12 oz.
* Marchesini 16.5 mag. with (new) Prelli Diablo Superbike: 28 lbs 10 oz.
Difference: - 2 lbs 2 oz ( but it's rotational weight ).