Iconic British motorcycle wheel brand Dymag has launched its lightest ever forged aluminium wheel that has been developed for both race and road use. The UP7X is the next step in the evolution of the successful Dymag UP7 lightweight forged aluminium wheel and is designed to give racers an edge on the track with a lower weight and a lower moment of inertia than previous versions, but providing the reliability, safety, durability, and longevity that everyday road users.
With a recommended UK and Ireland retail price of £1,390 plus VAT, the UP7X features a reworked style with a modified spoke shape and rim design. Excess material has been removed using lightening holes on the spokes to reduce weight and to aid areas of stress to increase strength and durability. This gives the UP7X a fresh look along with significant performance benefits for any application making it Dymag’s best aluminium wheel to date.
Dymag’s Managing Director, Chris Shelley says: “Dymag has a rich racing heritage going back to the 1970’s when we supplied wheels that graced the world’s best Formula 1, GT, rally and motorcycle racing teams. We then successfully progressed into a leading designer and manufacturer of motorcycle racing wheels. Since 2010, when I bought the assets and brand off the administrators, we have been working hard to put us back where we belong – at the heart of motorcycling. This new wheel further enhances our offer to the international race and road customer.”
As well as the huge 25% unsprung weight savings and Moment of Inertia (MOI) reduction of over 25% against the OEM supplied wheels, the UP7X is on average 7% lighter than its predecessor the UP7AL.
The UP7X is available in double sided swinging arm applications in 17×3.50” fronts and 17×6.00” sized rears in a range of different colours. Further sizes and a single swinging arm version will be added later in 2013. Check out Dymag for more info…
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