Monday, 22 November 2010

Lester - The Re-invention Of The Wheel

Even though cast alloy wheels are standard on most modern motorcycles today, it was ground braking news when The Lester Tire & Wheel Company in Ohio introduced the spoke less cast alloy wheel in the early 70s.

The Lester wheels were popular with racers because they were light, strong, and some could even take tubeless radial tire like the Dunlop Touring Elite or Goodyear – Eagle.

There were several other wheel manufacturers, e.g. Morris and Henry Abe that followed in Lester’s footsteps. Most of the companies made wheels for the Honda CB750s, and most people bought them for looks.

If you want to see more cool cast alloy wheels go to the following webpage:

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