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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 01:24 PM
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They're amazing. The handling characteristic changes are appreciable; it feels like a 500/600 in terms of movement. I got the black satin finish, and they're great. I'll put up a picture.
I have no doubt about the improvement in having BST's over the Monster's cast wheels.
I have the Marchesini forged on my M1200R and at legal speeds, it out handles my Panigale 959 which has cast alu wheels.
I'm not sure if it's all because of the lighter wheels. Some or a lot could be attributable to the leverage provided by the Monster's wider handlebars.
Notwithstanding, those BST Rapidtek's are definitely on my radar for replacing any cast wheels on my next bike which may be a Multistrada 1260S.

About wheel weight:
I suspect however that there may not be that much difference between the M1200 "R's" Forged Marchesini's and the BST's to justify the purchase.
I would love to know the weight of the 2017 Monster cast wheels, the 2017 Monster "R" forged wheels and compare them to BST's.
However, getting accurate comparative wheel weighs is like "mission impossible".
Getting the wheel weight is one thing, but getting them all weighed the same way is another.
Some are weighed with or without; bearings, rotors, outside spacers, valve stems etc.
It's a dog's breakfast out there as wheels change from one or two Ducati model years to the next.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 12:22 PM
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I bought BST Rims for my 999. It translated 9 more HP on the dyno and doesn't even calculate the gains from the front wheel. Steering lightened considerably. It was a whole new world at the track. Two thumbs up.
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I bought BST Rims for my 999. It translated 9 more HP on the dyno and doesn't even calculate the gains from the front wheel.
Did you perform a dyno run before and after?
What wheels did the BST replace? Cast or Forged?

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I bought BST Rims for my 999. It translated 9 more HP on the dyno and doesn't even calculate the gains from the front wheel.
Did you perform a dyno run before and after?
What wheels did the BST replace? Cast or Forged?

Yes. Those are dyno numbers, and they replaced base model rims.
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Here she is, finally completed:
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I have also seen the orange color now too.
the orange looks like a burnt orange in the sun light and a brown in the shade.
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