Rotobox Carbon Fibre Bullet Wheels Official UK Dealer
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CARBON FIBRE FEVER
Low weight, high stiffness, great strength and eye-catching design are the obvious reasons for the continuing growth of carbon fibre used in the motorcycle industry. One of the most important parts to significantly improve a motorcycle’s overall performance – from handling, breaking to acceleration – are carbon fibre wheels. With the industries first 3 component composite (carbon-epoxy-steel) and its unique one-piece hollow carbon cast construction, Rotobox is redefining the quality and manufacturing standards of a whole industry. This puts us on the forefront of carbon fibre motorcycle wheel innovations.
ONE-PIECE HOLLOW CARBON CAST
Rotobox is the first and still the only carbon fibre motorcycle wheel producer in the world to develop and use a unique 3 component composite – combining carbon, epoxy and steel. As the composite itself, the one-piece hollow carbon cast production process is a novelty as well. During production, several different types of CNC tailored carbon fabrics are hand placed into the negative forming mould of the high precision aluminium tool. For greater impact resistance a stainless 2,5 mm steel wire is added in each side of the rim. Next, the liquid epoxy resin is injected into the sealed and tempered tool under very high pressure. This process of producing the one-piece hollow carbon cast is an adaptation of the special high-pressure Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) technology. Ensuring the continuous quality, safety and accuracy of the production process.
SOLID THIN SPOKES
To create solid thin spokes we use special carbon fibre yarn developed for military use. Because of the extreme mechanical properties of the fibres that we use (tensile strength 6000 MPa) and high-density forging process, the cross-section of spokes becomes small and compact.
CHOPPED CARBON FIBERS MEETS WOVEN FABRIC
Our unique technology enables combining chopped carbon fibres with woven fabric seamlessly in the one-piece monocoque.
THE CENTRE PARTS
The hubs are CNC machined from 7075 T6 aluminium alloy, anodized into optional colour and permanently assembled to the carbon rim. Designed specifically for each motorcycle model, the Rotobox wheels are a direct replacement of the OEM-wheels and are supplied with a cush drive, sprocket carrier, spacers and a choice of ceramic or steel bearings.
The new technology achieves a high density of armature in the composite, extreme metric accuracy and a greater smoothness of the wheel surface. In addition – the wheel becomes watertight. Thanks to the High-Pressure Core Technology the structural rib is placed in the inner side between the spokes, with its mission to support the stress hot spot of the wheel. As a result the BOOST elegant spoke design brings greater stiffness and although the spokes are thinner the BOOST is stronger than ever – with a permissible static load of 280 kg on the rear and 180kg on the front wheel
RACETRACK INSPIRED DESIGN
The look of the Rotobox wheels is determined by the company’s philosophy to achieve the highest possible performance and safety with no compromises to popular design guidelines. To maximize the advantages of carbon fibre composite, and simultaneously reduce all known disadvantages, we let the experience and expertise of our professional testing team YART (Yamaha Austria Racing Team) flow into the wheel design. The outcome is a spoke, which meets the rim on a substantially large area.
RADIAL FATIGUE TEST
The test aims to confirm the durability of the rims and hubs. For this purpose, a drum is rotating the wheel at a constant velocity of 80 km/h while applying the radial load (FW: 340kg / RW: 560kg at min. 500.000 cycles).
TORSION FATIGUE TEST
The test aims to confirm the durability of the spokes and hubs. For this purpose, the wheel is fixed onto the support, while the torsional moment (FW: 442Nm / RW: 790Nm at min. 100.000 cycles) is repeatedly applied through the contact surface of the hub.
CORNERING FATIGUE TEST
The test aims to confirm the durability of rims and hubs. For this purpose the wheel is fixed to a rotary disc, that is able to provide a bending moment (FW: 217Nm / RW: 387Nm at min. 100.000 cycles) to the centre of the wheel while rotating with a constant velocity.
The test aims to confirm the air attainability of the tires and strength of the rims, spokes and hubs. For this purpose, the striker weight (FW: 225kg / RW: 375kg) is dropped on the wheel from a height of 150 mm to apply the impact load.
RACERS KNOW, WHAT RACERS NEED.
How to make the lightest and strongest wheel on the world? That’s the question motorcycling racer, research & development engineer and Rotobox CEO Gregor Bizjak asked himself more than a decade ago. The answer was a revolutionary 3 component-carbon-epoxy-steel-composite and a newly developed production procedure, which paved the way for a new generation of high-performance motorcycle wheels by Rotobox.
THAT’S HOW WE ROLL
Since the very first day, Rotobox strives to take the performance of carbon fibre wheels to a new level. By continuously pushing the boundaries of creative engineering our products set industry standards for lightness, stiffness, design and premium quality. Whether on the track or on the road – the racing DNA of the Rotobox team is not only reflected in our wheels but can be felt with every meter driven. The feedback of our great costumers confirms, that we are turning the wheel the right way.
SIMPLY THE BEST
New Ducati Monster 821 1200 Stripe 2015, Over 290,000 Monsters have been sold since launch in 1992, and now the Italian firm have added another couple of options to the range with two new ‘Stripe’ models. The Monster 821 Stripe and Monster 1200 S Stripe versions are characterised by a red colour scheme with a white double side-stripe on mudguard, tank and passenger seat cover. Both bikes also have a red-painted nose fairing, while the Monster 821 Stripe is also equipped with adjustable forks and the Monster 1200 S Stripe with a Ducati Performance undertail plate holder and carbon belt covers.
UK on the road prices:
Monster 821 Stripe £9495
Monster 1200 Stripe £13,995
2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200, Ducati’s big-selling Multistrada 1200 gets a massive overhaul for 2015, making it an almost all-new bike, with variable valve control engine, all-new electronics, revised styling and improvements to rider comfort and convenience. There are two models – the standard 1200, and an ‘S’ model which also includes the D-Air version that links to Dainese’s electronically-controlled rider airbag system.
The overall appearance of the new bike is still very recognisably Multistrada, but the new Ducati Variable Timing (DVT) version of the Testastretta 1198cc V-twin is now producing 160bhp at peak power, and with gains throughout the range thanks to the engine’s ability to adjust the valve timing to suit both low rev torque and higher rev power.
Other new features include an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which works with the electronics by measuring roll, yaw and pitch angles as well as the rate of transition between them. This system works with the 1200’s cornering ABS, wheelie control, eight-stage traction control and the semi-active Skyhook suspension taken from the outgoing model. Cruise control is now standard on all models and a new multimedia system connects the bike to a smartphone by Bluetooth and allows interactivity between the bike and the phone for things like calls and text message notifications, and it even has a full LED headlight with the ability to light around corners.
Ducati revealed they would be using the DVT system on a secret new 2015 bike three weeks ago, and MCN spy shots confirmed two weeks ago that it would be the Multistrada 1200. The system works to independently vary the timing of the camshaft that control both intake and exhaust valves according the best solution determined by the revs.
The intention is to provide the best of both worlds with low to medium rev torque and engine smoothness but higher rev power and performance. It works to constantly vary the degree of valve overlap so it’s always optimally matched to engine revs.
The DVT system is divided into two parts: an external housing rigidly connected to the timing belt and an internal mechanism connected to the camshaft. The internal mechanism can rotate and advance or retard the valve timing depending on the oil pressure in control chambers, which is adjusted by dedicated valves according to the engine revs and load.
The IMU is the control and monitoring unit that processes and governs all the other electronic systems, including the traction control, anti-wheelie, cornering ABS, cornering lights and the four riding modes along with the Skyhook semi-active suspension.
The riding modes are carried over from the outgoing model with Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro modes. They range from offering the full 160bhp in Sport and Touring but drop to 100bhp in the other modes. ABS, traction control, the semi-active suspension, ride height, throttle response and wheelie control are all adjusted according to each mode.
A larger front fairing, bigger (adjustable) windscreen, altered riding position and re-profiled height adjustable seat are, Ducati claims, big contributions to the improvement of rider comfort on the new Multistrada 1200. The seat now adjusts between 825mm and 845mm and the handlebars are rubber mounted to reduce vibration. The 12v power sockets have also been moved to more convenient locations.
UK on the road prices:
Multistrada 1200 £12,995
Multistrada 1200S red £15,595
Multistrada 1200S white £15,795
Ducati Multistrada 1200 Carbon Fibre Parts by Conquest Carbon.
We use the very latest carbon fibre autoclave F1 technology giving you a beautiful, strong & very light replacement to the standard parts. We give you the chance to obtain the parts that factory teams use, allowing you to build the individual superbike of your dreams. We are also suppliers of CNC Racing parts made in Italy, exclusively manufactured from solid materials utilizing advanced technology makes it possible to create a line of motorcycle accessories to enhance the features most suitable for your particular bike without ignoring quality or precision
Our Carbon fibre parts are manufactured using pre-preg process and finished in a high temperature autoclave oven. This provides a much thinner, lighter product without compromising on strength, it also provides the best finish on the weave keeping the fibre in a more level and constant pattern. The molds are made from steel and the parts are laser cut using a high pressure water jet. And finally polished by hand. Using 2 mm, 3K twill weave carbon fibre with an epoxy resin and glass backing providing both excellent strength and flexibility, UV treated lacquer which will help to keep your carbon looking new for years. Made from the exact weave that Ducati themselves use, so why pay factory prices and have your bike look the business without the high OEM costs.