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Blackstone TEK (BST) Carbon Fibre Wheels Available For All Suzuki GSX-R1000s


By: londonbikers.com | Published 29 July 2009, 23:08 | Views: 2,960 | tags: bst, brock's performance, blackstone tek, suzuki gsx-r1000, gixxer, bst real street series, keith thompson, john noonan, leslie porterfield

Super-light, ultra-trick and artfully crafted, Blackstone Tek (BST) wheels are now available for all model year Suzuki GSX-R1000s through BST's new U.S. distributor, Brock's Performance.

More eye-opening than a 10-horsepower kick in the can, these lightweight carbon fibre wheels from BlackStone Tek (BST) bestow the open-class Gixxer with agile, middleweight-like handling and show-quality flare.

A 16-lb. set of BST wheels will endow the Thou with sharper corner-carving abilities, enable even faster acceleration and promote quicker braking by weighing less than their OEM counterparts, reducing unsprung mass and gyroscopic effects in cornering. This equates to stronger street performance, quicker lap times at the track and more attention when profiling.

BST's five-spoke Gixxer wheels feature a trick, single-piece construction. They utilize carbon fibre strands woven in a unidirectional format, embedded in a resin matrix, cured in a high-pressure autoclave at 250 degrees and coated with a chemical-resistant, high-gloss finish. The completed rims roll on maintenance-free, precision-sealed Worldwide steel roller bearings encased in low-friction seals. Outfitted with beautiful billet aluminium hubs and carriers, they have integrated cush drives and come ready to bolt on. With the confidence of a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any alloy, BST carbon fibre wheels are covered by a two-year warranty.

Proven internationally at every level of FIM Grand Prix competition and in winning 12 national championship titles around the world, BST's finest are DOT-legal for street use in America. Approved for WERA Superbike and Formula 1 roadracing classes, they are also undergoing AMA Pro Racing's homologation process.

Supporting the sport, BST offers more than $15,000 in race contingency money as a WERA Roadracing sponsor and the headliner of AMA Dragbike's BST Real Street series, where BST-sponsored Keith Thompson leads the championship points chase. On the tuck-in-and-gas-it front, BST recently signed land-speed record holders John Noonan and Leslie Porterfield, motorcycling's fastest man and woman, to roll on its rims.

Transforming the ways a bike accelerates, handles and stops, BST wheels are available for 2001 to 2009 GSX-R1000s in stock sizes and other street, track and show configurations, starting at $3750 per set. Model-specific BST rims for other Japanese sportbikes can also be purchased from Brock's Performance.

About Brock's Performance:

Brock's Performance leads the way in sportbike innovation for acceleration addicts. From exhaust systems to wheels, this championship-winning company designs, builds and sells more than 3000 products that make it easier and safer for racers and street riders to reach record-breaking results through a never-ending process of research, development and track testing. For more information about BST wheels and other Brock's Performance parts, go to BrocksPerformance.com

About BST:

Based near Johannesburg, South Africa, BST engineers and manufactures the world's finest carbon fibre motorcycle components from wheels and frames to fuel tanks and fenders to the highest international standards. On the world stage, BST wheels have been proven at every level of FIM Grand Prix roadracing competition and have won 12 national championships.

For more information about BST wheels, visit BlackstoneTek.com

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Jay | 30 July 2009, 08:52
Hubba hubba! Major drool factor. I would almost sell a kidney to get a pair of these.

Hannibal | 30 July 2009, 09:35
God they look good, Jay you have 2 kindey's sell one for me please

Elad | 30 July 2009, 13:24
Probably cheaper if you went to J'burg yourself and bought them and flew back with them... :)
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