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Tuesday 9 January 2024

Arlen Ness Enterprises

Ness - 'Drift' Wheels for Indian and H-D

Dublin, California based Arlen Ness Enterprises 'Drift' wheel for Indian (and H-D) applications brings directional CNC design from the hub to the very edge of the wheel to set the bike in motion even when it's on the kickstand, with detailed directional design lines machined from the edge of the smooth rolled rim lip to the center of the wheel hub. 

Each 'Drift' wheel is precision CNC-machined into the final billet form from radial forged 6061-T6 aluminum - these wheels are structurally tested to meet or exceed DOT, JAS and TÜV International load ratings.

Utilizing Arlen Ness' proprietary design cartridge type hubs, the results are optimum radial and lateral runout accuracy on Indian Motorcycle and Harley models.

The wheel rim is sold separate from hub, so once the wheel size is chosen, then select hub fitment - the hubs will be installed onto the wheels prior to shipping, but both must be purchased for the complete wheel build.

They are finished in gloss black anodized finish with CNC-machined aluminum contrast accents. 

The Ness cartridge type hubs feature a proprietary design where both wheel bearings are pre-set in one hub for optimum radial and lateral runout accuracy. Constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum, they have a CNC-machined sculpted design for a detailed look and reduced weight.

Available for both ABS and non-ABS models, they have fully sealed wheel bearings with ABS sensor rings for factory and aftermarket wheel sizes. They are available in front (21" x 3.5"/18" x 5.5"/18"x3.5") and rear (18" x 3.4" and 18" x 5.5") wheel sizes.

On Harley models with 21" front wheels, factory front fender bracket kits are available to relocate the fender to the proper position; Arlen Ness custom 21" steel fenders are also available. To add 18" x 5.5" wide front wheels to the front of an FLT Touring model, Ness recommends its fat front fender kits.

Cartridge hub kit for rear

Cartridge hub kit for front

On Indian Motorcycle models, custom 21" steel fenders are available for 21" front wheel applications; Ness also recommends its fat front fender kit when adding 5.5" wide wheels to the front of a heavyweight Indian models.