You know whats unappreciated?
At OEM these are the very first thing we change as we believe they have the ability to make or break a build. Thinking about a motorcycle in proportions- the wheels make up a big chunk of what you see which is why it is all the more important to make sure all the components making up the wheels are suited perfectly to the build.
On our biggest build yet the OEM Typhoon, we have had the pleasure of using a quad leading shoe drum brake hub at the sharp end and a twin leading shoe at the rear. Supplied by UK based Discovolante Moto they are Replica Yamaha TZ racing hubs, although not made here and not cheap they are however beautiful pieces of engineering and suit this build down to the ground. Check the myriad of other bits and bobs available here:
Whats a hub without a rim? To ensure we mated up the perfect combination we consulted our local wheels builder (blog post forthcoming..) who pointed us in the direction of Central wheel components. Safe to say they have one of the best selections of new rims from stainless to ally to chrome. Most of the rims are imported but they do all their wheel building in house and it gives builders like ourselves the opportunity to really mix and match between rims and hubs to get the desired look! Check them out here:
Then there’s the all important rubber of which there will be more to come on soon….