I have chrome wheels and LOVE them. I put on Pilot Powers and haven't noticed a significant difference in weight or turning ability. I'm no racer either but my bike turns very well wearing chrome shoes.:badteeth: They clean easy, and look very trick. I like the polished look too but its ALOT more work. I have an '89 zx-7 with polished lips and I can say it's alot more difficult than the chrome on my 10. You have to continually polish to keep the shine, which I'm not willing to do anymore. I have too many bikes to clean now, and polishing isnt in the plans.
Look in my images. I have some there of her before the chrome engine covers though. I plan to get a group picture of all my girls sometime in the future, but gotta get a better background and time to do it.