Technology: The casting process used by Marvic is the sand gravity casting. This is a very expensive process reserved only for a few elite of manufacturer, and often associated to the production of prototypes. After the casting phase each wheel is refinished, grinded and lapped, and before being machined by CNC machines, each wheel undergoes a thermal treatment in order to increase its mechanical properties. A very complex and articulate process, that allows for the realization of phenomenal products, both in aesthetics and technology.
The forging is a productive technique that goes way back to the 20's, That has only now been considered by military - aeronauts industry. It has been used sucessfuly by the motor bike wheel industry , thanks to the largest combination of magnesium and aluminium, that's heated until it becomes plastic , then they are pushed in, thus producing an extremely compact metal. In mechanical terms has phenomemal dotes. This technique is refined and exclusive. It permits and ensures rigidity and mechanical resistance. adding also the fact that it's saved a lot on weight factor. This would not have been possible with another productive process.
After over 25 years of successes with the production of magnesium racing wheels for motorcycles, Marvic has finally introduced a "vintage" product line. Aesthetic and original designs are ensured: the only changes made by Marvic are the quality improvements possible thanks to the technological innovations that the company has today. Light and reliable the replica wheels proposed by Marvic are a real added value for each specimen, it is used only for exhibition purposes or, fortiori, if it is used for competitions. Marvic has put into production the first wheel ever produced under the brand Marvic: Streamline, the 3-hollow spokes wheel. A futuristic wheel about 30 years ago that is still widespread and used. Marvic proposes this wheel in the 17" version, front and rear, respectively, by 3.50" and 5.50 ". Thanks the success with the production of the 3-hollow spokes wheels, Marvic decided to produce also the replica wheels of the multi victorious 5-spoke wheels Campagnolo and the equally prestigious Morris 7-spoke wheels. Both are available in the original measure of 18” and are proposed with two versions: one ready for fitting, or, otherwise, in standard version that has to be adapted by each customer to his own motorcycle.
The search for perfection combined with the seek to the best performance, the beginnings of aerodynamics in road use, the obsessive attention in the development of engines, but above all the passion of people like Dallara, Bizzarrini, Gandini, Bertone, Chiti, Zagato, Pininfarina , Scaglietti … were the basic ingredients for the construction of cars today considered real legends.