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Are the stock wheels on the 899 Marches or not? I couldn't find any documentation confirming or denying this... everything just says "lightweight aluminum wheels"

Anyone know?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I thought they were just casts made by Enkei like the 848? My 2009 had Enkei rims anyway. I haven't checked my 899 yet personally.

The Marchesini's are the forged wheels, and I believe they are owned by Brembo. I remember the 848 used to have Brembo (not Marchesini) wheels until they switched to Enkei in late 2009.
 

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My 848 has Marchesini rims as standard and they are cast not forged,but my pikes peak has forged Marchesini,forged rims are a lot stronger(3 times) and lighter(25%)than cast rims.
 

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Would love to see some 899 with Marchesinis...
They're not available yet, but should be in the next few months, there will be both forged aluminum and forged magnesium, available in gloss black, matte black and gold. Marvic is going to have forged aluminum wheels coming out also, we just sent the wheel measurements to the distributor last week so they can start designing them. It's close to a 999 wheel on the rear, but the axle diameter is larger so it needs different bearing surfaces. OZ will also have wheels coming out soon. Carrozzeria wheels are a little heavier (hence cheaper) than the Italian wheels, but still way lighter than stock.
 

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Hello Jarel,

Thanks for your update. Do you happen to know if the Marchesinis that will be coming out will be the same size as the originals that come with the bike. Also do this wheels affect the computer for the different types of controls? ABS, etc?

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Hello Jarel,

Thanks for your update. Do you happen to know if the Marchesinis that will be coming out will be the same size as the originals that come with the bike. Also do this wheels affect the computer for the different types of controls? ABS, etc?

-Thanks
Yes, they will be a 5.5" rear as standard, but you can probably special-order a 6" wheel if you're willing to wait a couple months. Changing the wheels to lighter ones will have no effect on any of the systems/controls on the bike, other than making it handle better! ;)
 

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Yes, they will be a 5.5" rear as standard, but you can probably special-order a 6" wheel if you're willing to wait a couple months. Changing the wheels to lighter ones will have no effect on any of the systems/controls on the bike, other than making it handle better! ;)

Jarel:
Which wheels are you going with on your track bike?
 

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Yes, they will be a 5.5" rear as standard, but you can probably special-order a 6" wheel if you're willing to wait a couple months. Changing the wheels to lighter ones will have no effect on any of the systems/controls on the bike, other than making it handle better! ;)
Hello Jarel,

Thanks for your input. I wasn't looking for a bigger wheel. Thing is the law here does not allow me to change the size of the rims on the vehicles. I can change for a wheel that is not stock but it has to be the same size as original.

Finally, do you happen to know what models will be making it to the 899?

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Fabricio
 

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Hello Jarel,

Thanks for your input. I wasn't looking for a bigger wheel. Thing is the law here does not allow me to change the size of the rims on the vehicles. I can change for a wheel that is not stock but it has to be the same size as original.

Finally, do you happen to know what models will be making it to the 899?

-Thanks,
Fabricio
Should be both the classic Marchesini 10-spokes as well as the Marchesini Genesi 7-spokes, in both forged aluminum and forged magnesium
 

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Roughly what sort of weight saving does a set of Marchesini or Marvics achieve?

I am fully aware of the benefits in less unsprung weight and less rotational inertia. A lot of people go straight for performance exhausts but I'm trying to figure out what's best bang for buck. I have a sneaky suspicion that lighter wheels might offer a better performance gain over the pipes. I'm interested to see what others think?
 

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Don't know for sure on the 899 wheels since I haven't weighed them yet, but I saved 9 lbs. on my 1199 base model by switching to Marchesini forged magnesium. You are correct that as far as a performance benefit light wheels will have more of an effect than an exhaust will, at least on the track.
 

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Thanks Jarel

I found this on the Marchesini site. It gives some weight saving examples compared to some of the big Jappers:

Marchesini Wheels - M7R Genesi

I recon my money will go on wheels before a pipe (of course i'd love to have enough dosh to go all out for both).
 
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