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Forte® Direct Drive Wheelbase 18Nm

840,33

Excl. VAT 840,33

We welcome you to full immersion sim racing! 

When we set out to develop our range of direct drive wheelbases, we wanted to develop the best sim racing wheelbases on the market as measured on all parameters but without breaking the bank. We had greater aspirations than just reselling a standard industrial servo motor and then trying to adapt everything else around it. It was a tough task but as we did with our award-winning pedals and steering wheels, we started from a clean sheet.  

We bought and implemented IP from market-leading vendors, teamed up with Mige, a well-known motor supplier to sim racing, and after thousands of man-hours of development from the ground-up of electronics, software, firmware, mechanics, cooperation, design, test, and validation, we are now ready! Please meet the Forte® 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase!

True to the spirit of our other products, with Asetek SimSports® you get the same quality, durability, engineering excellence – and most importantly – the same user experience, independent of whether you buy our entry-level La Prima series or our top-tier Invicta products. Each wheelbase from 12-27Nm features a high-end 22-bit encoder, slipring, and electronics providing an unrivaled driving experience, leaving cogging and lagging in ancient history. All vital parts are of course made of aluminum and steel. 

All Asetek SimSports® wheelbases provide smooth, super responsive, and precise feedback to the driver, where you will feel even the smallest bumps and curbs on the road. As an example – each of our wheelbases has a resolution of 0,000085 degrees or roughly 4.000.000 steps in just one revolution of the wheel! In other words, with an Asetek SimSports® wheelbase you do not have to choose between a true high-fidelity driver experience and a low price. You get it all! 

Our relentless focus on Performance and Precision without breaking the bank gives the Asetek Simsports® wheel a competitive edge, allowing you to get down to the tarmac and be one with your virtual racecar. It also provides you with the quality and durability you have come to expect from Asetek. Designed to last. Engineered, assembled, and tested in Denmark! 

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Asetek SimSports® Quick Release

All  Asetek SimSports® wheelbases feature our own quick release that is as easy to use as shifting gears – literally. To disconnect the wheel from the base, all you have to do is to press a paddle and the wheel will be in your hands! Needless to say, we are not relying on wireless signals, batteries that need to be charged, or cables that can break or fall off. Everything is included in our easytouse noplay quick release.  
 
We realize that many sim racers have personal preferences for their steering wheel so instead of locking you into a specific eco-system, we have teamed up with a number of leading wheel vendors that will offer native support for the Asetek SimSports® Direct Drive wheelbases, meaning you can rest assured that you will be buying into a flexible and ever-expanding ecosystem.

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General Tech & Dimensions

Tech specs 

  • Exquisite, radical, and minimalistic Danish industrial design 
  • Made in Denmark 
  • Anodized extruded aluminum housing 
  • Direct Drive Force Feedback 
  • Peak Torque of 18Nm 
  • Encoder resolution: 22bit / 0,000085 degrees / 4.000.000 steps 
  • 4×21 Programmable RGB LEDs that can be adjusted, dimmed or completely turned off in Asetek SimSports® RaceHub™ 
  •  Asetek SimSports® Quick Release 
  • 400w power supply 
  • Slipring designed and tested to +200.000.000 rotations 

Software Features

  • Setup and save profile presets – Customize your settings to fit your car, track, and conditions 
  • Adjust steering range, bumpstop hardness, and bumpstop range 
  • Adjust Overall Force, Basic Damping, and Basic Smoothing

Dimensions

  • Height: 133mm
  • Width: 132mm
  • Length (Incl. Quick Release): 293mm 
  • Weight: 8.5kg
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Compatibility

PC
To the extent possible, if/when we are able to natively support consoles, we will offer a motherboard upgrade to the wheelbase.

Platforms: Windows 10, 11

Products 

  

Games 

  • Assetto Corsa 
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione 
  • DiRT Rally 
  • DiRT Rally 2.0 
  • F1 Series 
  • iRacing 
  • Project Cars 2 
  • rFactor 2 
  • And many more (all games that accept direct input devices) 
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Manuals and more

To be released

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MOUNTING & CUSTOMIZATION

Mounting options

As all wheelbases are designed from the ground up, we have been able to develop an extremely compact and flexible form factor accommodating any rig and need. The wheelbase will serve as the central hub in your simulator, where you can connect your Asetek SimSports® pedals, wheels, and future peripherals with up to 5 USB-C ports in the rear.  

In its simplest mounting form (default from factory), the bases come with T-nuts pre-installed in bottom grooves enabling the motor to slide back and forth in your rig without installing long and expensive steering wheel spacers that ultimately can compromise the life and reliability of your wheelbase. For all wheelbases, we have developed mounting options for any rig ranging from a table clamp solution, bottom mount, side mount, and all the way to our integrated front mounts.

 

Asetek SimSports® Front Mount

Asetek SimSports® Bottom Mount

Asetek SimSports® Bottom Mount w. Tilt

Asetek SimSports® Side Mount w. Tilt

 

RGB

Many sim racers love to tinker with and show off their great rig, and therefore we have implemented up to six fully customizable ARGB LED strips – allowing you to match your wheelbase to the rest of your Asetek SimSports® equipment, team colors, or even the color of your fireproof racing underwear! Everything is managed by our central software RaceHub, which is also the home for your wheelbase, where you, in addition to all your other Asetek SimSports® equipment, can adjust the base and driving experience exactly to your preference! 

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