Aprilia BST Wheels
$1,310.00 – $3,695.00
MNF Lead Time, if not in stock allow 10-12 weeks
We build the best carbon fibre performance components. Our love for racing makes us masters of our craft and continuously changes the game. We are entrepreneurial by heart and embrace the curiosity to explore, the passion for performance, and the conviction to succeed beyond any expectations.
THE ONLY PRE-PREG WHEEL GLOBALLY
- BST uses Aerospace FAR25 qualified materials as used by NASA and Formula 1.
- BST Carbon Fibre Wheels are the only ones to conform 100% with the JWL safety standards.
- BST is the only OEM-certified Road and Race wheel meeting OEM standards which demand that we meet JWL impact standards.
- BST Carbon Fibre Wheels are lighter than any others.
- BST offers the widest range of wheels with 200 different fitments and 9 unique styles to choose from.
- BST has been ISO 9001:2015 certified by TÜV Rheinland since 2006.
- BST Research and Development constantly improves our methods, processes and products.
- BST have shipped more than 30,000 wheels since its inception in 2002.
WHEEL STYLES AVAILABLE.
Custom Finish Options
Wheels come standard in a Gloss Finish with an additional option of Satin.
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 wheels 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 ISO 9001:2015 certified by TÜV Rheinland.
- 5 hole PCD 100mm
- ID 76mm
Mounting Tires to Carbon Rims
BST engineering department guides you through the installation process and shows you how easy it is to install tires on the BST Carbon Fiber lightweight rims.
Installation Video Links:
- Part 1 – Preparation and Inspection
- Part 2 – Clamping Wheel and Setting Mount Head
- Part 3 – Installing Tire and Seating Beads
For best result, we recommend the use of AGS Ru-Glyde Lubricant which will protect beads against scuffing during mounting—assure proper bead seating on rim and protect against tire slippage after mounting.
To help reduce tire slip during drag-strip launches, all BST wheels 6.25″ and wider come standard with BST’s exclusive Ultra-High-Speed (UHS) Coating technology (item# 160290), a mixture of chemical adhesive and abrasives which create a sandpaper-like surface to reduce tire slippage on the rim. This process, used successfully in MotoGP racing since 2005, was developed to combat front-tire slippage during hard braking. UHS can be added to any size rim, front or rear.
Worldwide Bearings are an optional extra. For optimum performance, we recommend upgrading to WWB ceramic bearings. Click here to learn more about the performance advantages of ceramic bearings vs. steel.
Sprocket Measurements as follows.
5 (10mm holes) with a PCD (Pitch Circle Diameter) of 100mm and a sprocket ID of 76mm.
The hubs are attached to the wheels using a unique fastening system that combines high-tech aerospace fasteners, mechanical locking mechanisms and super-high-strength aerospace adhesive. In the event of rim damage the hub can typically be salvaged and the carbon rim replaced at a substantial savings over purchasing a new wheel. (Except on BST wheels with forged carbon hubs)
90-Degree Valve Stems
All BST wheels come with aluminum 90-degree valve stems that are not only easy to access, but keep centrifugal force from opening their Schrader valves and deflating tires during high-speed operation. Track tested up to 274 mph.
BST products have undergone decades of research, development, testing and the most stringent certifications processes. They’ve been flogged at Rim Technology, Eurotype Test Centre and have passed all lab and street tests for certification from Germany’s TüV to the U.S. Department of Transportation, with flying colors.
BST wheels have been proven internationally at every level of roadrace and drag race competition, winning many championship titles around the world.