OZ has created the lightest production forged magnesium wheel on the market. For some applications, these are lighter than carbon fiber wheels.
OZ Motorbike Cattiva R Forged Magnesium Race Wheel Set: Suzuki GSX-R1000
OZ MOTORBIKE is part of the OZ Group which includes OZ Racing, a company from San Martino di Lupari (Padova), Italy which since 1971, leads the car and motorcycle aftermarket wheel industry. For over 35 years, the OZ brand has been recognized as a symbol of excellent quality and Italian design. And today, with this new project, OZ MOTORBIKE makes its world-wide appreciated and known brand even stronger.
■Cattiva R forged magnesium race wheels are made specifically for race use and are even lighter than Cattiva forged magnesium street wheels. Not legal for street use.
■Forged magnesium reduces weight compared to forged aluminum wheels and even some carbon fiber wheels, which decreases the moment of inertia resulting quicker acceleration and braking, lowers un-sprung weight and gyroscopic effect to provide quicker turn-in and more positive handling.
■FEM (finite element method) designed to minimize weight and increase strength and rigidity.
■Specially treated billet magnesium alloy is
■bi-directionally forged, resulting in a more uniform and stronger metal structure.
■Heat treating, shot peening and CNC finishing are done in house resulting in an extremely lightweight and rigid wheel.
■OZ wheels are AMA homologated for racing and also used in World Super Bike, MotoGP 125, Moto2, British Super Bike, IDM German Superbike and Bol d'Or 24-hour endurance racing.
■Included parts: bearings, valve stems, axle spacers (as applicable) and sprocket adaptor