Magnesium Motorcycle Wheels For Racing Applications

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Knut J. Schemme

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch62

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Schemme, K. J. (2000) Magnesium Motorcycle Wheels For Racing Applications, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch62

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Institut für Werkstofforschung, Max-Planck- Straße, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. OTTO FUCHS Metallwerke, Meinerzhagen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556

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Keywords:

  • magnesium alloys;
  • magnesium motorcycle wheels;
  • racing applications

Summary

The main portion of wheels (approx. 70%) used for the 2000 world championship are made of magnesium sandast alloy AZ91. Further 20% are carbon fibre compound wheels exclusively fitted on Aprilia motorcycles. Only 10% are forged magnesium wheels, however, the demand is increasing due to high weight saving potential compared to the sand cast version.