I'm new to the Busa world (and the bike world too)... I'm getting sick of the black stock rims... How much should I expect to pay for an upgrade, and how could it effect my handling, gas mileage, acceleration, etc.?
About $2200 to $3000 for a pair of aftermarket wheels (Oz, Carrozzeria, etc.).
Handling....major upgrade (turn in/flickibility, unsprung weight, braking, suspension compliance, etc.).
gas mileage....probably not measurable.
Acceleration.....sure feels faster! (doubt that sheer measureable acceleration is changed).
Don't forget the mental comfort knowing they're on there!
Raydog love the pics of the bike. It looks sick and fast as hell even when standing still. Can't wait to ride with you again in Reno. I learned alot from talking with you and just watching you ride. All you guys showed what a 'Busa could really do in the twisties.
I don't know if that includes bearings, spacers or if they are made for the Busa rear sprocket. You really need to know what else you'll need to install any new wheel. I think Marchesini sends everything for $2,445 and Gale requires at least you use a AFAM rear sprocket.
Get the July issue of Super streetbike, they have a great list of Custom Wheels for Sports Bikes
I read the July issue and now know what I want. I just want to get the best pricing and as you have mentioned understand what are the hidden costs. BST list prices on the web are around $3500. My Busa is handling better with the mods I have made but it is still a step behind my ZX14.