Just had to fork out $330 to customs – love that part. Should get the wheels tomorrow so from FedEx.
All in all it will come in under $3200 AUD delivered which is a little bit more than I expected but $400 of that can be attributed to Customs Duties & Paypal/Bank/Currency change fees. BST’s would be around the $4000 mark at a minimum I reckon....
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Well I just got a call from FedEx & got my parcel delivered
They arrived well packaged & all in one piece I am pretty happy. I weighed the wheels on my bathroom scales (digital) & got 2.6kg for front (minus brake disks & wheel spacers – not included in package) & 4.9kg for the rear (minus brake disk) so that’s exactly as Dymag have quoted which is good to see. The Carbon Fibre seems unbelievably strong & stiff for its weight. It almost doesn’t seems real & it’s obviously not cold to touch like metal – weird. The bearings are all included in both wheels & the front hub section appears to be glued to the CF spoke/rim section. The wheel-spoke joints look very strong with a lot of material at this critical junction. From handling the wheels they don’t seem a whole lot lighter than stock wheels to me (although the scales says otherwise) but you can feel the weight concentrated to the hubs with the bearings & sprocket/brake disk carriers. The finish is a little industrial at close inspection though with small rough section, visible joints & visible sections of glue. Definitely not as bling as the BST’s but that has no bearing to me – function over form in my case. Also got right angle valve stems fitted which help no end when inflating the tyres. Didnt go with ceramic bearings because they were a $500 upgrade but maybe will in the future if the price comes down significantly.
Will try fit over a set of tyres over the weekend & get a test ride in. Unfortunately I currently have Michelin Pilot Road 3’s fitted which are a heavy tyre so that will dull the full effect of the carbon wheels somewhat (but will still obviously be a big difference compared to the stock wheel with the same tyre). Am sure these babies would really shine with a light tyre like a Michelin Pilot Pure or a race/slick tyre!
BTW: I assume that the Suzuki GSXR1000 K8 wheel is fully interchangeable with the K6 model (can’t imagine why they wouldn’t be) as I don’t have the K8 on the road yet so need to test the wheels on the K6 first.