Most wire wheels on road bikes have a single disc on the right of the wheel so you can view the whole wheel when it is on its side stand. That’s all about style, not performance.
However, Ducati is performance oriented, so they fitted dual discs to the GT1000.
Unfortunately, it not only hides the beautiful spoked wheels, but makes them look cluttered.
I think the BST carbon wheels actually clean up the look of the bike.
Ok, it’s not as retro, but I’m willing to forgo that for the improved performance.
Besides, carbon is to Ducati as chrome is to Harley!
I love the fact that the wheels come with horizontal valve stems for easy access.
It was previously impossible to use a conventional air hose with the gauge on the fitting. I had to go searching for those automatic air hoses with the smaller fitting which are not as accurate.
Another advantage of going from wire wheels to solid wheels is that I don’t need tubes.
The advantage of tubeless tyres is being able to quickly and cheaply fix a puncture on the side of the road.
These slanted five-spoke wheels are also much easier to wipe clean. The wire wheels were so difficult to clean that they were starting to develop rust where they spokes crossed over as it was difficult to access them with a rag or toothbrush.
There will also be no need to “tune” the spokes to keep the wheel a true circle.
If you love great great craftsmanship you’ll love these BST wheels.
When they first arrived they spent several days on the dining table where I could examine and admire them. They became a conversation piece with guests until Mrs MBW finally ordered them into the garage!
These carbon wheels cost $4100 plus fitting. That’s a lot to spend on any one motorcycle modification.
However, the benefits are so great and varied, affecting many aspects of the bike, that they are worth every cent.