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Tuesday 28 January 2020

Blackstone Tek

BST hyperTek

The South African carbon fiber wheels specialist has attracted high value, high profile exposure all around the world following EICMA for the debut of a new Pierre Terblanche designed 'thing of beauty' in its hyperTek electric motorcycle. 

The BST hyperTek, designed by Pierre Terblanche

In new wheel terms, BST has two new lines - Torque Tek for American V-twins (H-D, Indian and custom cruisers) and the GP Tek for sportsbikes. Said to be the strongest motorcycle wheel BST manufactures, the Torque Tek has a front load rating of 518 lbs/235 kg and 904 lbs/410 kg at the rear - a split midway on the spoke optimizes the support of the outer rim to fit the strength and power of custom choppers and Harley-Davidsons. 

Torque Tek for American V-twins

The Torque Tek design is not only strong but also very light, tipping the scales from only 10.58 lbs/4.80 kg (depending on the fitment), and it too has the new BST painted and serviceable coating between the tire and rim to protect the wheel during tire changing.
Depending on fitment sizes, the front weighs in at 10.69 lbs/4.85 kg and the rear at 10.85 lbs/4.8 kg. The front load rating is 518 lbs/235 kg with 904 lbs/410 kg at the rear. The front is available in five size options from 16 x 3.50 to 26 x 3.50; the rear in four options from 16 x 5.00 to 18 x 5.50.