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I received these gems today! My first time trying OZ wheels. I have a few customers over the years that were happy with their OZ wheels and thought I would give them a try as Marchesini was going to take SIX MONTHS - from the day I order to arrival was just shy of 3 months.

Front weights 7 lbs, rear 9.4 lbs
Color: Flat black with anti-slip coating

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I'll get new slicks and my T-Drive rotors mounted up and weighed compared to stock over the next week and report back on the differences...
 

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I received these gems today! My first time trying OZ wheels. I have a few customers over the years that were happy with their OZ wheels and thought I would give them a try as Marchesini was going to take SIX MONTHS - from the day I order to arrival was just shy of 3 months.

Front weights 7 lbs, rear 9.4 lbs
Color: Flat black with anti-slip coating

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I'll get new slicks and my T-Drive rotors mounted up and weighed compared to stock over the next week and report back on the differences...
Was considering these me and u got separated at birth..😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
 

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I weighed the stock wheels with all original parts and here is what I found.

Front weighed 25 lbs, rear 31.8 lbs.

I decided to try the new Michelin Power Cup 2 in oem sizes (120/70 front and 200/55 rear) - I weighed these new tires and the front weighed the same as the oem Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP (V2), however the rear was 1.8 lbs lighter! - that is quite a difference!

I weighed the complete wheels back to back on the same scale and the new complete wheels with the heavier/thicker than stock Brembo T-Drive 330 mm rotors and I knocked off a total of 4.4 lbs: front was 24.2 lbs and rear was 28.2 lbs - apples to apples the wheels save 2.8 lbs but those Brembo rotors are slightly heavier so with the same tires all all stock parts makes that difference shrink to 2.6 lbs.

The bike looks much better as well - would have been cool if Honda had just put forged Marchesini rims from the beginning....

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I will make a separate thread about the Michelin Power Cup 2 changes to the geometry that may be needed but Michelin specifically states the following in their design brief : "Quick set up with no specific adaptions needed" so I will leave the geometry alone and try them; then make adjustments.

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP (V2) 120/70-17 604 mm diameter (oem front tire)
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP (V2) 200/55-17 656 mm diameter (oem rear tire)

Michelin Power Cup 2 120/70-17 600 mm diameter
Michelin Power Cup 2 200/55-17 665 mm diameter

When I switch tires I measure them and if I like the way the bike is already turning then I adjust the geometry of the chassis to get the bike to work the same way with the new rubber - in this case the shorter (-2 mm) front and taller +(4.5 mm) rear would require one shorten the length of the rear shock by 2 mm (linkage has about a 2:1 ratio) and raise the front by 2 mm but that isn't as easy as raising the front 4 mm so that is where I will go after a session of two of warmup - changing ride height at front or rear is not exactly the same but for 999 riders out of 1000 it is so check this space for feedback.
 

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Looking forward to your test results, and any suspension adjustments, if any.

Bought a set of Mich Power Cup 2’s for my next practice day in the spring, (SC77/190/55), I’m stoked to use them for the first time, as friends have had great results.
 

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Very good choice to use French manufacture tyre.... :D these power cup 2 or slick 2 arevery good and in evry conditions..even when a little cold...

I will do french Ultimate Michelin cup championship next year with Slick performance...
 

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Any reason you two went with the Michelin Power Cup 2 instead of the slick (as you're both using them for the track)?
I have about 40 sets of new tires on the shelf. For Moto America I HAVE to use Dunlop and I use Pirelli for AFM, WERA, CVMA (club racing) but for SuperMoto I use Michelin...their front is really good for that - believe it or not I am using a 16" front - it is awesome.

I like to try different things - had a few customers come by for a tire change with these Power Cup 2s on and the feedback was good plus I know the tire tester for Michelin and he said these were very good.
 

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I have about 40 sets of new tires on the shelf. For Moto America I HAVE to use Dunlop and I use Pirelli for AFM, WERA, CVMA (club racing) but for SuperMoto I use Michelin...their front is really good for that - believe it or not I am using a 16" front - it is awesome.

I like to try different things - had a few customers come by for a tire change with these Power Cup 2s on and the feedback was good plus I know the tire tester for Michelin and he said these were very good.
Thanks. I was just curious.

I used to race mountain bikes in Japan, and the Pros would race after me. They would always ask what tire I ran for the course and they were also limited to what tire they could use depending on their sponsor etc.

San
 

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I received these gems today! My first time trying OZ wheels. I have a few customers over the years that were happy with their OZ wheels and thought I would give them a try as Marchesini was going to take SIX MONTHS - from the day I order to arrival was just shy of 3 months.

Front weights 7 lbs, rear 9.4 lbs
Color: Flat black with anti-slip coating

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I'll get new slicks and my T-Drive rotors mounted up and weighed compared to stock over the next week and report back on the differences...
What was the lead time on getting these? I ordered the same wheels 11/9 and just wondering how long of a wait
 

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Looking forward to your test results, and any suspension adjustments, if any.

Bought a set of Mich Power Cup 2’s for my next practice day in the spring, (SC77/190/55), I’m stoked to use them for the first time, as friends have had great results.
Are we able to get a forum discount from MotoWheels for OZ wheels? I'd be keen if we could get a bit off!
 

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Are we able to get a forum discount from MotoWheels for OZ wheels? I'd be keen if we could get a bit off!
It could depend on the margins, and availability, and quantity ordered. They are not a forum vendor here, but feel free to contact them, via phone/email, and ask if we put a group together, what would be their discount. Can't hurt to try, as $ talks..
 
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