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Asetek Forte® Direct Drive Wheelbase 18Nm

Asetek SimSports

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Introducing our latest addition to the G-Performance catalogue, the brand new Asetek Forte 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase, designed for sim racing enthusiasts who demand the best without breaking the bank.

With a commitment to developing top-of-the-line sim racing wheelbases, Asetek SimSports® has collaborated with market-leading vendors such as Simucube and Mige, to create a wheelbase that delivers exceptional quality, durability, engineering excellence, and a consistent user experience.

The Forte 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase boasts a high-end 22-bit encoder, slipring, and electronics, providing an unparalleled driving experience that leaves cogging and lag in the past. Crafted with precision using aluminum and steel components, the Forte® Direct Drive Wheelbase 18Nm offers smooth, super responsive, and precise feedback, enabling you to feel even the smallest track detail.

With a remarkable resolution of 0.000085 degrees, or roughly 4,000,000 steps in a single wheel revolution, the Asetek SimSports® wheelbase delivers a high-fidelity driving experience at an affordable price, ensuring you never have to compromise on performance or cost.

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Unparalleled Performance and Precision

Experience the epitome of performance and force feedback detail with the Forte wheel base by Asetek. Combined with a Motorsport inspired, cutting-edge quick release system, this Direct Drive unit ensures that every little detail will be transmitted seamlessly, to your hands.

Driven by Innovation

Asetek have created some of the finest sim racing wheel bases to enter the market, excelling in all aspects without costing you, the driver, a small fortune. To achieve this, Asetek adopted a “clean-sheet approach” and leveraged their award winning expertise in engineering. Cleverly, they acquired and integrated IP (intellectual property) from market-leading vendors Simucube and MiGE to get up to speed and beyond in an already saturated and highly competitive market.

After thousands of hours dedicated to development, testing, and validation, the Forte® 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase is finally here.

The Asetek SimSports® Advantage

True to their commitment to quality, durability, and engineering excellence, Asetek SimSports® wheel bases offer an unparalleled user experience. All Asetek wheel bases boast high-end 22-bit encoders, sliprings, and high end electronics, ensuring smooth, responsive, and precise feedback.

Constructed from aluminum and steel, The Forte DD wheelbase enables drivers to feel every bump and curb, providing an unrivaled driving experience at an unbeatable price.

Asetek SimSports® Quick Release System

All Asetek SimSports® wheel bases feature a unique, Motorsport inspired quick release system, which makes disconnecting your wheel as simple as pressing a paddle. This system eliminates the need for wireless signals, battery charging, or cumbersome cables. This leaves you to enjoy a hassle-free, zero-play quick release experience.

Customizable RGB Lighting

We understand that many sim racers take pride in personalizing and showcasing their impressive setups. That’s why Asetek has integrated up to six fully customizable ARGB LED strips into their wheelbases, allowing you to coordinate your wheelbase lighting with the rest of your sim racing rig, team colors, or even the hue of your racing gloves! All customization options are easily managed through RaceHub™, which serves as a one-stop-shop software app for adjusting your wheelbase and fine-tuning the FFB settings to suit your style.

Wide-Ranging Compatibility

The Asetek SimSports® wheelbases have been designed with compatibility in mind. For PC users, Asetek wheelbases work seamlessly with Windows 10 and 11 platforms. Although native support for consoles is not currently available, Asetek do plan to offer a motherboard upgrade for the wheelbase if and when such support becomes feasible.

Asetek wheelbases are compatible with a variety of products, including the Asetek SimSports® Forte® Formula Steering Wheel, the Asetek SimSports® and the La Prima™ Formula Steering Wheel. The steering wheel adapter, which made its debut as a prototype at the Simracing Expo, is not currently available for purchase. Once released, this adapter will provide power through the integrated USB port, in addition to supporting the standard bolt pattern. Its availability is eagerly anticipated and necessary to enhance the versatility and compatibility of our wheelbases.

Additionally, Asetek wheelbase drivers are are developed to work with a vast array of games, such as Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa Competizione, DiRT Rally, DiRT Rally 2.0, the F1 Series, iRacing, Project Cars 2, rFactor 2, and many more. In fact, any game that accepts direct input devices will be compatible with your wheelbase, ensuring an extensive range of gaming options for your sim racing enjoyment.

Dimensions

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

RaceHub: Software Features

  • Customize and save profile presets for different cars, tracks, and conditions
  • Adjust steering range, bumpstop hardness, and bumpstop range
  • Fine-tune overall force, basic damping, and basic smoothing

Technical Specifications

  • Exquisite Danish industrial design
  • Anodized extruded aluminum housing
  • Direct Drive MiGE based Force Feedback
  • Peak Torque: 18Nm (Max 40 seconds continuously)
  • Peak Slew rate: 6.7 Nm/ms
  • Encoder resolution: 22bit / 0.000085 degrees / 4,000,000 steps
  • 4×21 Programmable RGB LEDs with adjustable brightness and customizable settings in Asetek SimSports® RaceHub™
  • Asetek SimSports® Quick Release
  • 400w power supply
  • Slipring designed and tested to withstand over 200 million rotations

What’s included?

When you purchase the Forte® Direct Drive Wheelbase, you’ll receive a comprehensive package designed to ensure a seamless setup experience.

Inside the box, you’ll find the Forte® Direct Drive Wheelbase itself, along with the 1.5m EU power cord.

Additionally, an ON/OFF button box and a Torque OFF button box is included for added safety and convenience. A 400W power supply is provided to power your wheelbase, and a USB-C to USB-A cable is included for easy connectivity. Setup is easy and can be completed quickly.

  • Forte® Direct Drive Wheelbase
  • EU Power Cord 1.5m
  • ON/OFF button box
  • Torque OFF button box
  • Power Supply 400W
  • USB-C to USB-A cable

How do I mount the Forte® Direct Drive Wheelbase 18Nm?

Asetek wheelbases can accommodate any rig and requirement. As the central hub of your simulator, the Forte wheelbase allows you to connect your Asetek SimSports® pedals, wheels, and future peripherals with up to 5 USB-C ports located at the rear, much like a powered USB hub.

By default, Asetek  wheelbases come with pre-installed T-nuts in the bottom grooves, making it easy to adjust the motor position on your rig without needing long and costly steering wheel spacers that could compromise the life, look and reliability of your wheelbase.

Catering to a variety of mounting preferences, Asetek offer options that range from table clamp solutions and bottom mounts to side mounts and fully integrated front mounts. Check our useful links section for the various options available anolg with rig manufacturer compatibility.

With Asetek SimSports®, you can be confident that your wheelbase will seamlessly fit your unique sim racing setup and you’ll be on track in no time.

FAQ

Q: What platforms and games are compatible with the Asetek Forte 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase?
A: The Asetek Forte 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase is compatible with Windows 10 and 11 platforms. It supports a wide range of games, including Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa Competizione, DiRT Rally, DiRT Rally 2.0, the F1 Series, iRacing, Project Cars 2, rFactor 2, and many more that accept direct input devices.

Q: Can I use third-party steering wheels with the Asetek Forte 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase?
A: Yes, an adapter is in development that will allow the use of third-party steering wheels with the Asetek Forte 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase. This adapter will provide power through an integrated USB port and support the standard bolt pattern, increasing the wheelbase’s versatility and compatibility.

Q: Are there different mounting options available for the Asetek Forte 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase?
A: Yes, Asetek SimSports® has developed various mounting options for the wheelbase, including table clamp solutions, bottom mounts, side mounts, and fully integrated front mounts, ensuring that the wheelbase can be seamlessly integrated into any sim racing setup.

Q: Can I customize the RGB lighting on the Asetek Forte 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase?
A: Yes, the wheelbase comes with up to six fully customizable ARGB LED strips, which can be adjusted to match your Asetek SimSports® equipment, team colors, or personal preferences. The lighting customization is managed through the central RaceHub™ software.

Q: Is the Asetek Forte 18Nm Direct Drive Wheelbase compatible with consoles?
A: Currently, the wheelbase does not offer native support for consoles. However, if and when native console support becomes possible, Asetek plans to provide a motherboard upgrade for the wheelbase to accommodate this functionality.

 

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