...any other improvements you'd like from your bike?
GP Winning, Prepreg Carbon Fibre Wheels...
The all carbon fibre motorcycle wheel from BlackStone
Tek, produced using the latest technology, materials
and aerospace manufacturing processes - in a single
moulding process for seamless strength.
Comfortably over-engineered for road certification,
including TÜV, they're extremely light and exceedingly
strong design makes them suitable for both racing
and street/road use and they make an immediate and
immense difference to any bike.
ZX-10R feels lika a totally different bike,
its responsiveness has gone through the roof..."
“...there is no other mod that can save
2 seconds a lap instantly, even for the same
• Lower rotational inertia results in all-round performance gains including...
Quicker and more responsive steering
Increased acceleration (equivalent to as much as +9 bhp)
Improved braking performance
Much less rider fatigue
...leading to typically one second per mile on circuit lap time saving
Lower unsprung mass provides better tyre grip and reduced tyre wear
Durability - carbon fibre is a fatigue-free material
Robustness - carbon fibre is a damage tolerant material
Longevity - carbon fibre is corrosion-free
Attractiveness - lacquered woven finish gives the wheels a killer look!
Lighter... and Stronger too
wheels are up to 30% lighter than most of
today's advanced motorbike racing wheels,
and even more significantly lighter than the
standard production wheels. Since the weight
saving comes from the spokes and the rim,
the mass of the wheel is concentrated in the
hub to the benefit of rotational inertia.
Because these wheels offer a substantial reduction
in flywheel and gyroscopic effects, the motorcycle
can accelerate, corner and brake faster. In
particular, the reduced gyroscopic effect
allows for much faster directional changes,
which makes the motorcycle far more sensitive
to the rider's demands.
BST carbon-fibre wheels
yield the biggest transformation over
the stock bike. With less unsprung weight,
the bike has a much lighter feel and
takes minimal effort to turn"
Manufacturing facility is ISO 9002 certified by the German TÜV
Complete aerospace critical standard traceability used during manufacturing processes
All wheels are coded and serial numbered for easy identification and traceability
Using fully automatic aerospace nesting and cutting machines - each wheel's pattern is cut and part numbered simultaneously, guaranteeing correctness and uniformity
Far stronger than standard wheels and comfortably over-engineered for road certification to Rim Technology (UK government certified facility) & TÜV standard
Corner fatigue test standards exceeded, as specified in BS. AU. 50.
Radial fatigue test standards exceeded, as specified in BS. AU. 50.
Torsional fatigue test standards exceeded, as specified in BS. AU. 50.
Impact test standards exceeded, as specified in JWL - Japanese transport department
you for my wheels; what can I say not only are they
beautiful to look at, but they have totally changed
the way my bike handles and feels.
Everything has been improved, including my riding.
A massive thank you."
GP TEK Race/Tack Wheels - The Lightest Motorcycle Wheels in Existence!
Exceeding the designated strength tests specified by FIM & DORNA for international racing, the race and track-specific GP TEK is the lightest and most advanced motorcycle wheel in the world.
With a combined mass (excluding sprocket carrier and depending on fitment) of around a remarkable 3.8 kg/9 lbs for the pair, it is certainly the wheel set of choice for racers, track day enthusiasts and those who want the ultimate motorcycle performance upgrade.
Having produced their very first full carbon fibre wheel 18 years ago, the GP TEK now represents the culmination of BST’s achievements and aims to make carbon fibre performance products that are as light and as strong as possible but which - despite incredibly low weight - still boast unprecedented levels of rigidity - in a motorcycle design area where there is absolutely no room for compromise.
In a world-first, BST uses a proprietary construction method where a series of internal structures create three-dimensional supports in key areas resulting from each wheel being hand-crafted from up to 215 individual pre-cut pieces of carbon fibre material, each being added in a specific sequence and at a specific orientation, like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle.
Not all carbon fibre is created equal and BST uses base material of the highest grade (in other words with the highest tensile modulus, i.e., a material’s ability to resist stretching and deformation) and BST’s German-sourced carbon fibre is strictly ISO controlled and - as has always been the BST way from the very beginning - it is 'prepreg' laminate providing BST with more manufacturing control and consistency and ultimately the ability to produce a lighter wheel than those from any rival brand.
Once a GP TEK wheel is autoclave-cured, other hardware is added; hubs being crafted from 6082 T6 alloy and finished off with T5 titanium fixing and fasteners.
There is no surer way to improve straight-line performance than with a set of ultra-light wheels and, with GP TEK, it's like being given an extra five horsepower. Reduced weight is often achieved at the cost of rigidity and/or impact resistance - with consequential compromises in terms of cornering precision, feedback and ultimately safety - but thanks to the unique engineering and production processes employed at BST, these concessions don’t exist with the GP TEK, substantiating the claim that it is the lightest and most advanced motorcycle wheel in existence.
the Yamaha felt faster on the carbon wheels …on
the stock wheels under heavy braking the bike felt
like it was trying to back in – no such problem
on the lighter wheels.
‘What I found most staggering was the ability
to correct a line mid-turn and that gave me more
confidence to lean further even though it was starting
to rain, there was far more engaging feedback from
the carbon wheels.
‘So are the BST wheels worth the money? Well
you’d have to throw a lot more cash at an
engine to make comparable gains…
But the clincher for me is how they make me feel…
in terms of feedback and confidence I’d
definitely want a set of these and, if I was racing,
I’d certainly have to find the money somehow."
Kev Smith - Performance Bikes
BST Wheels test, Yamaha YZF-R1 09
Here's the famous BST Wheel bouncing video...
And here's an independent test from the Bike Show...
Not only are they extremely light, but they're extremely strong too - watch the video below...
just three reasonably clear laps on
the BSTs I’d equalled my best
time on the stock wheels, and then cut
a second on each of two successive laps.
Not only is that an incredible leap
in performance, it also suggests that
there’s more to come. You don’t
arrive at your absolute best in one-second
chunks. With an empty track, the BST
wheels could be up to three seconds
a lap faster. Best of all, the time
Jamie Wilkins - Fast Bikes
Donington BST Wheels test, Kawasaki
BST Wheels now available in colour too
Spice up your wheels without hiding the beauty of the carbon fibre weave, with BST coloured INK, combining a lively sparkle with a shimmer which has never been achieved before. Their high colour intensity and purity are impressive in direct light – especially from the sun – and shows off their unparalleled brilliance to the fullest.
Here are some videos for a closer look at the colours...
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