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KNOW YOUR LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELS!

Although they come with a price tag lightweight wheels are an incredibly easy way to spruce up your machine. But what is the science behind them? Well we caught up with giles Harwood from HPS to find out…

Tech Talk

Pure sex.

FB: What are lightweight wheels?

GH: In the past, aftermarket/ accessory wheels – ordinarily described as ‘lightweight’ – were manufactured from alloys of aluminium or magnesium, produced by gravity casting or by forging. However unless a wheel is significantly lighter than what it’s replacing, it isn’t really lightweight at all! You have to be careful nowadays with metal wheels as what some guys have bought as lightweight wheels occasionally turned out to be heavier than original equipment!

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In this month's issue of Fast Bikes ... - Naughty & Naked Honda CB1000R & MV Brutale 800RR - Hutchy Lets Rip plus why this year could be the best TT ever! - Big Bore Brute 1,340CC £11,599 - Supercharged 998CC £18,099 - Suzuki Hayabusa vs Kawasaki H2 SX SE - High Speed hustlers - Perfect 10 Kawasaki's ZX-10R-SE - Living with a Daytona 675 - Suss your suspension - buy a used speed triple - Dunlop Sportsmart TT & Bridgestone T31 Tyres
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