BST Carbon Wheels PantherTek, Carbon Fiber 7 Spoke Wheel Set
3.50 X 17 Front
6.0 X 17 Rear
Weighing between 40 and 60 percent less than OEM wheels, BST wheels bestow sportbikes with sharper corner-carving abilities, faster acceleration, and quicker braking by weighing less than their production-bike counterparts. Lighter wheels are also easier for suspension systems to control over bumps and irregular surfaces, yielding more traction and unimpeded acceleration. Less rotating mass also equals less rider fatigue.
A lighter rear wheel is easier for the shock to control properly, which leads to superior power application and much higher trap speeds in competition and track days.
Using high-tech processes pioneered in the aerospace industry, BST Carbon Wheels PantherTek are manufactured in a single molding operation. This technique produces a wheel that is far superior in strength and much lighter than any aluminum or magnesium wheel, and one that is light and strong enough for racing and street use.
BST wheels are a unique monococque (single unit) design with hollow spokes. The end result is wheels with unsprung weight reduced 40-60 percent compared to stock wheels. This delivers the lowest possible moment of inertia, a critical factor that affects all aspects of motorcycle performance.
Maximizing the molecular and structural properties of carbon fiber, BST has reduced spoke and rim weight without compromising their strength. Mass is therefore concentrated in the hub, reducing rotational inertia. This results in quicker acceleration and braking, allowing faster corner entry and exit speeds.
BST designs the tooling, molds, wheel and hubs, then manufactures them in its state-of-the-art factory. Precision cutting machines, like those used in the aeronautical industry, ensure that the process is repeatable and meets the highest certification standards. BST uses only the finest “prepreg” carbon fiber, which is embedded in a top-secret resin matrix epoxy. Carbon-fiber layup is done in a dust-free and temperature-controlled “clean room.” The wheels are cured in a superheated steam oven, or autoclave, at 260 degrees and 85 psi. This produces the best material compaction and smoothest surface finish. Every step of this process is logged, the entire history of each wheel is stored and stamped with a unique serial number. To ensure the highest quality manufacturing processes and components, BST’s entire operation is managed under strict, new ISO 9002 standards.
Established in 1992, BST is based near Johannesburg, South Africa. BST engineers and manufactures the world’s finest carbon fiber motorcycle components from wheels and frames to fuel tanks and fenders, to the highest international standards. The standard equipment wheels on Confederate and Norton motorcycles, BST was also chosen to provide wheels and produce the carbon-fiber frame on the radical MotoCyz project. On the world stage, BST wheels have been proven at every level of FIM Grand Prix road-racing competition and have won 12 national championships. BST has sold more than 10,000 carbon fiber wheels around the world.
Extremely Important: BST wheels for this model require the BMW OEM bolts which are M10X 1.25 with the length of 40mm. BMW part number for these bolts are: 36317673903. These bolts are standard on alloy Mag style wheels! If you have the BMW Spoke wheels which use the M10X 1.25 with Length of 53mm, you will need to have them replaced with the shorter bolts supplied by BMW.
Available in Glossy or Satin finish or with a tinted lacquer and come standard with stainless steel bearings or optional ceramic bearings.
Interchangeable Rear Wheel fitment: BST Panther TEK 5 Conventional rear wheel:
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BlackStoneTek BST Panther TEK Carbon Wheels are available for the following bikes:
- BMW K1200S / K1200R -2016
- BMW K1300S / K1300R HP 2012 and K1300GT
- BMW K1600 / K1600GT / K1600GTL -2016
- BMW R1200S / R1200R / R1200RS / K1200RSLC (without ABS) -2013
- BMW R1200S with ABS (air cooled) – 2016
- BMW R1200S with ABS (water cooled) – 2018
- BMW R1200GS
- BMW R1200R / R12000RS with ABS 2014-2018
- BMW R Nine T including Racer and Pure Version 2013-206 2017-2019
- BMW R Nine T Urban GS – 2019
- BMW HP2 Sport 2008-2010
- BMW HP2 megaMoto 2008-2009
- Ducati Diavel (Front) 3.5″ x 17″ (Rear) 8.5″ x 17″
- Honda VFR1200(F) not for the Cross Tourer
- Other bikes being added so please ask if your fitment isn’t listed
Manufacturer Website : www.blackstonetek.com