Motorcycle wheels really are no different from your typical OE 2005 Mercury Mountaineer rims that come on the 2005 Mercury Mountaineer… obviously. They are usually made with steel spokes & an aluminum hub. Sometimes they even have like a magnesium-type cast material or a machined finish. At one point in time, motorcycles had wheels with spokes that were made of different material. If you happen to get a glimpse of performance racing motorcycles, you’ll see that they use carbon fiber wheels.
When the wire wheels are installed on a motorcycle, they usually have a central hub connected to the rim of the wheel. The spokes happen to be completely firm & cannot be easily bent even if you tried. Even though they may be on a motorcycle, they always live up to their “wire wheel” expectations.
How cool, huh?