Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Yes, I forgot the SpeedoHealer, which is necessary as the 999 wheels are 5 bolt instead of 6 bolt, so the speedo reports 5/6th speed.
The conversion is expensive, and there are other options, such as the Carrazzerias... but I find them a little sharp edged in appearance. The Marchesini just look like they belong on the bike. Your opinion may differ.
What you getting for you money is more than just wheels:
- Front callipers: 4p/4p from 2p/2p floating calliper (floating callipers are terrible
- Rear calliper: 2p/2p from 1p/2p floating calliper
- Rotors: OEM 1200 4.5mm, 999 4.5mm or aftermarkets 5mm floating from 4mm stock (I never knew they were so thin until recently)
- Drivetrain (you could just do a rear sprocket, but now's the time to do a 15/43 520 conversion about $100 more)
- The SpeedoHealer will correct the 8% factory speedo error.
With most of the other wheel options, you will either need some of this stuff as well, or will want it later.
My only regret ... was not spending more for the forged wheels. The cast wheels are very close to the stock wheels weight. Your really only shedding about 5lbs per wheel from stock with the cast by loosing the tubes. Yet, still, it's still a very BIG difference in how the bike rides and turns, I almost oversteered the first few corners as it turns at 60mph, like I was only going 40, and bombs all feel smaller. It's definitely worth what I paid. The forged would be shedding about 10lbs per wheel, I imagine it would by an unbelievable differance.
2009 Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000 Biposto Black