Product 927 – Nichols Lightweight Flywheel


Product 917 – Nichols Lightweight Flywheel



Flywheel information

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Made from a solid block of 6061-T6 aluminum. 100% CNC (no casting or moulding involved). Weighs only 9 oz and comes anodized in silver. Weighs 3 pounds less than the stock flywheel. Add our hardened steel double-retaining nut system for only $40. Click Here for details.


Model 1 – Single Phase Carbureted 1990-1998- Add $269
Model 2 – Three Phase Carbureted 1998 and up- Add $295
Model 3 – Single Phase Injected 1990-1995- Add $250
Model 4 – Single Phase Injected 1998- Add $150
Model 5 – Three Phase 1999 and Newer- Add $200
Model 6 – Three Phase 1999-2001 996 SPS and RS- Add $295


1. What are the advantages of a lightweight flywheel?
A lightweight flywheel makes the engine spin up faster and slow down quicker. This gives the sensation of extra horsepower. Even though the bike won’t generate more power, it will get to the meat of the powerband faster. The bike will also turn over faster during starts due to less rotating mass.

2. What are the disadvantages of a lightweight flywheel?
Because there will be less rotating mass, you’ll have to slip the clutch a little more to get started. Some more engine vibration may be felt through to the frame, because the heavy stock flywheel also eliminates some vibration.

3. Is the flywheel easy to install?
The flywheel is relatively easy to install. In terms of difficulty, I’d rate it a 3 out of 5 (1 is changing the oil and a 5 is dropping the engine and pulling the heads). My book covers alternator cover removal and installation.

4. Will this flywheel fit my bike?
See the application chart above.

5. Who manufactures this flywheel?
The flywheel is manufactured by Nichols MFG.

6. How do I tell which model of flywheel I have?
Ducatis come in 2 different charging system setups – single phase and three phase. Single phase is indicated by 2 yellow wires exiting the alternator cover or entering the voltage regulator. Three phase has 3 yellow wires exiting the alternator cover. Another way of telling is by looking at the sight glass. Single phase covers have a flush sight glass while three phase have a protruding sight glass.

NOTE1: No returns for this item due to custom manufacturing of product for specific models.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 1 in

Model 1, Model 2, Model 3, Model 4, Model 5, Model 6