AC Sch­nitzer AC310 forged wheels for R ninet

£1649

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

New drop-forged al­loy wheels for BMW’S classy retro roadster re­duce un­sprung weight to de­liver a han­dling ben­e­fit. While the sav­ing isn’t spec­i­fied, suf­fice to say they are a de­light to the eye as well. They come in a bare alu­minium fin­ish and it’s up to the owner whether to have them painted, pow­der­coated, an­odised or pol­ished for a shiny fin­ish. The front 3.5in rim and rear 6in rim are sup­plied with disc car­ri­ers, spac­ers and the rel­e­vant bear­ings.

Made Ger­many Weight 4.3kg front, 7.1kg rear Tyre temp af­ter test 44°C front, 52°C rear Lap time 2:09.46 Made Ger­many Weight 4.2kg front, 6.7kg rear Tyre temp af­ter test 36°C front, 58°C rear Lap time 2:10.12 Made Ger­many Weight 4.3kg front, 6.6kg rear Tyre temp af­ter test 38°C front, 46°C rear Lap time 2:11.81

Made Ja­pan Weight 4.4kg front, 7kg rear Tyre temp af­ter test 38°C front, 52°C rear Lap time 2:10.83 Made France Weight 4.3kg front, 7.1kg rear Tyre temp af­ter test 39°C front, 54°C rear Lap time 2:15.02 Made Spain Weight 4.4kg front, 6.8kg rear Tyre temp af­ter test 37°C front, 55°C rear Lap time 2:16.12

New for this year, th­ese are an evo­lu­tion of Metzeler’s su­perb Road­tec Z8, a pre­vi­ous win­ner of MCN’S Tyre of the Year award. The Road­tec 01 shares the Z8’s trade­mark plush, plugged-in feel and wet weather prow­ess, which we al­ways thought would be hard to beat, but they some­how man­age to of­fer an ad­di­tional layer of com­fort, grip and con­fi­dence, and so score highly in all el­e­ments of our eval­u­a­tion. Put sim­ply, the Metzeler Road­tec 01 is hard to fault and of­fers a high level of over­all per­for­mance – it’s a stand-out win­ner of this sports-tour­ing tyre test.

Www.ac-sch­nitzer.co.uk www.hob­byco.net www.spada­cloth­ing.co.uk Even the pad­dock stand comes in kit form Rid­ing a retro? You’ll be want­ing a pair of th­ese swanky Spadas

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