Speaking of light wheels, my friend is replacing his Desmosedici's 16.5 inchers with OZ magnesium 17 inchers. The OZ wheels are nearly as light a BST CF...few ounce diff., they felt amazingly feather light and great looking!
The Buell wheels still are the coolest!
Today I rode a Panagale S with full Termi system at Jennings GP race track. Is unlike any Ducati I have ever ridden. Most Ducs I have ridden/raced over the last 15 years had to be muscled and shown whos boss to go fast. Most all have slow steering,but reward with corner stability on rails. The panagale feels like a high strung Asian 600 with a similar "type" powerband in comparision. Very quick steering without the lowdown torque. While carbon wheels diffenitly help quickin the handling of the classic Duc handling chararteristics, IMHO its not needed for the Panagale.Of course there always the bling facter
As always I am full of questions. After looking at the price of the rim I smiled and started to wonder about the development of the rim. I am asking because as an old time programmer I think of development costs when I was doing new systems.
Can someone tell me how many hours were devoted to bringing this rim to market? For example, we needed 500 hours on Autocad / Soldiworks and three months testing ect.