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Old 03-20-2012, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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i am actually surprised that these front rims

http://www.mvagusta.it/common/shop/s...e-red-completa

are actually about 0.5 kg heavier than the stock ones on the F4 312.
so can someone enlighten me, which rims are actually the bembo
superlights, and which are the above ones?
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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weight advantage you need to look at the rotors...5-6 lbs can be saved there.

Just some info for thought.
what are some good options for new rotors?
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:32 AM
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Smile I agree...but

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If you are replacing a set of superlites/ultralites the unsprung-rotating weight advantage is really pretty much nil.....maybe a pound or two at best. It works out to be a heafty price for a meager improvement. If you have the old star wheels that weight 26 lbs it's a major improvement that is realized by anyone when riding. On your 312rr if you are looking for unsprung-rotating weight advantage you need to look at the rotors...5-6 lbs can be saved there.

Just some info for thought.
It is all about the unsprung weight, but also where the weight is located. On the carbon wheels the outer rim is so much lighter and that is the bit you feel the most. So even with the weight difference not being so big, the outer edge of the carbon wheels weight nothing compared to the Superlights, and that makes the handling difference.
FWIW, I will stick with the Superlights, and get a Ally tank instead for that price.

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I have the 7-spoke BST Black Mambas, 20mph posted curves are effortless at 50. LOVE THEM. I was taking curves faster than ever before and felt like I still wasn't even trying.
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finally found some time to inspect the rims.
they actually look in perfect condition. here are
some pictures. what is your opinion for a decent
price for the rims? (tyres not included)




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ive had bst's on mine for a little while now.
I bought them used with almost new (but 3 years old) dunlops on them.
First thing i noticed was how much stiffer the whole bike felt. i had to back my rear settings way off as i was bouncing out of the seat on even small bumps.
Unsure if this is due to tyres, rims or a combination of both, but i need to change the tyres as they spin far too easily exiting corners for my liking.
Also the bike does feel a little more nimble but its since i only street ride its probably as much a placebo effect as it is better handling.
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I say buy them! I had BST on my MV and they felt so good especially on the track.

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finally found some time to inspect the rims.
they actually look in perfect condition. here are
some pictures. what is your opinion for a decent
price for the rims? (tyres not included)



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I say buy them! I had BST on my MV and they felt so good especially on the track.
I agree with Adam, I would buy them if the price was right. I like the look of these.

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