Asetek Forte direct drive wheelbase, de definitieve specs

Geplaatst op: 2022-11-15T00:00:00 in nieuws

De Asetek Forte is de "goedkoopste" direct drive wheelbase van Asetek op het moment van schrijven (de "La Prima" zou later moeten volgen, een 12Nm direct drive entry level variant). Naast de Forte komt Asetek ook nog met de Invicta wheelbase welke weinig meer biedt dan een hoger aantal Nm torque (kracht die de motor kan leveren). De inrunner servo motoren worden geleverd door Mige, geen onbekende in de sim race wereld en ook leverancier van de servo motoren voor o.a. Simucube.

Het meest bijzondere aan de Asetek wheelbase is misschien nog wel de prijs, voor pak hem beet €1000,- wisselt de wheelbase namelijk van eigenaar en met de opgegeven 18Nm torque (wat mij betreft de sweetspot) zou dit nog wel eens een hele aantrekkelijke wheelbase kunnen worden voor een hele concurrerende prijs.

Asetek SimSports™ Forte™ Direct Drive Base

When we set out to develop our range of Direct Drive bases, we wanted to develop the best bases based on all measured parameters. We had higher aspirations than simply reselling a standard industrial servo motor and then trying to fit everything else around it. It was a difficult task, but as with our award-winning pedals and handwheels, we started from scratch.

We purchased and implemented IP from market-leading suppliers, partnered with Mige, a well-known simracing engine supplier, and after years of development of electronic components, software, firmware, mechanics, cooperation, design, testing, and validation, we are now ready! Meet the Invicta™ 27 Nm Direct Drive and Forte® 18 Nm Direct Drive bases.

Asetek Forte Dd Wheelbase

True to the spirit of our other products, at Asetek SimSports®, you get the same quality, durability, engineering excellence and, most importantly, the same user experience, regardless of the product purchased. Each 12 to 27 Nm base features a high-end 22-bit encoder, slip ring and electronic components that deliver an unmatched driving experience, leaving cogging and lagging in ancient history. Of course, all vital parts are made of premium aluminum and steel.

All Asetek SimSports® bases provide a smooth, super responsive and accurate response to the driver, where you will feel even the smallest bumps and curbs in the road. As an example, each of our bases has a resolution of 0.000085 degrees or approximately 4,000,000 steps in a single revolution of the steering wheel! In other words, with an Asetek SimSports® base, you don't have to choose between a true high-fidelity driving experience and a low price - you can get it all!

As all bases are designed from scratch, we have been able to develop an extremely compact and flexible form factor that adapts to any platform and need. The base will serve as the central hub of your simulator, where you can connect your pedals, steering wheels and future Asetek SimSports® peripherals with up to 5 USB-S ports on the back.

Asetek Forte Dd Wheelbase

In their simplest (factory default) mounting form, the bases come with T-nuts pre-installed in the bottom slots, allowing the motor to slide back and forth on your platform without installing long and costly flywheel spacers that can ultimately compromise the life and reliability of your base. For all bases, we have developed multiple mounting options and variety for any platform ranging from a table clamp solution, bottom mount, side mount and even our integrated front mounts.

Many drivers love to play and show off their great rig, and so we have implemented up to six fully customizable aRGB LED strips, allowing you to match your base to the rest of your Asetek SimSports® gear, team colors or even the color of your fireproof racing underwear! Everything is managed by our central RaceHub™ software, which is also the home of your base, where in addition to all your other Asetek SimSports® gear, you can tailor the driving experience exactly to your preference!

All Asetek SimSports® bases feature our own Quick Release system that is as easy to use as shifting gears; literally, to disconnect the steering wheel from the base, all you have to do is just press a paddle and the wheel is in your hands! Needless to say, we don't rely on wireless signals that can fail or be inaccurate, batteries that need to be charged, or cables that can break or get in the way. It's all included in our quick release.

We realize that many drivers have personal preferences for their steering wheel and, rather than locking you into a specific ecosystem, we have partnered with a number of leading steering wheel suppliers who will offer native support for Asetek SimSports® Direct Drive bases, meaning you can be confident that you will be buying into a flexible and ever-expanding ecosystem.

Our relentless focus on performance and precision gives the Asetek SimSports® steering wheel a competitive edge, allowing you to get down the track and be one of the best! It also gives you the quality and durability you expect from Asetek. Designed to last - designed, assembled and tested in Denmark!

Technical Specifications.

  • Exquisite, radical and minimalist Danish industrial design.
  • Made in Denmark
  • Anodized extruded aluminum housing
  • Direct Drive Force Feedback
  • Maximum torque of 18 Nm
  • Encoder resolution: 22bit / 0.000085 degrees / 4,000,000 steps
  • 4x21 programmable RGB LEDs that can be adjusted, dimmed or turned off completely in Asetek
  • SimSports® RaceHub™.
  • Asetek SimSports® Quick Release
  • 400w power supply
  • Slip ring designed and tested to +200,000,000,000 rotations


  • Height: 133mm
  • Width: 132mm
  • Length: 293mm (including Quick Release)
  • Weight: 8,5kg
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