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Twisted Tempo 145WD, known as Basalt Horogium 145WD (バサルトホロギウム145WD, Basaruto Horogiumu 145WD) in Japan, is a Defense Type Beyblade that appears in the anime and manga series Beyblade: Metal Masters. It was released as a Starter on February 26, 2011 in Japan.

In the anime, Toby replaces this Beyblade with Spiral Lyre ED145MF.

Face Bolt - Tempo

Main article: Face Bolt - Tempo

The Face Bolt depicts "Horologium", one of the 88 constellations in space. Horologium is Latin for "clock". The design features Horologium stylized as a pendulum clock with four clock hands pointing North, South, East, and West with an eye in the center, as well as four other eyes between the hands.

Energy Ring - Tempo

Main article: Energy Ring - Tempo

Tempo is a circular gear shaped Energy Ring with Roman numerals reminiscent of a clock decorating the circumference. There is a rectangular gap where "III" is supposed to be, and two clock hands causing irregular weight distribution.

A common misconception is the usage of the Roman numeral "IIII" instead of "IV" being an error by Takara Tomy/Hasbro. While the proper Roman numeral for the number 4 is "IV", "IIII" is commonly used on Roman numeral clocks, and hence its usage on the Tempo Energy Ring.

Fusion Wheel - Twisted

Main article: Fusion Wheel - Twisted

Twisted is a thick, completely circular Fusion Wheel, with sets of indents and ridges distributed around its circumference. Twisted is almost cylindrical in its thickness, part of which overhangs the Spin Track.

Twisted is a member of the Maximum Series, with its gimmick being "maximum weight". At the time of its release, it was the heaviest Fusion Wheel available. With the release of Diablo it is no longer the heaviest Fusion Wheel, but Twisted's circular design, in combination with its abnormally heavy weight, make it one of the best Fusion Wheels for Defense Type customizations.

However, Twisted is missing a chunk of metal inside its perimeter which forms what is called the "Spiral Staircase of Death". The "Spiral Staircase of Death" was meant to neuter Twisted's incredibly high power by creating an imbalance within the Fusion Wheel. While this imbalance does indeed occur, it is not a notable hindrance to its usefulness. In fact, despite the imbalance caused by the "Spiral Staircase of Death", Twisted also has strong stamina, although it has since been outclassed by 4D Metal Wheels such as Scythe and Phantom.

Spin Track - 145

Main article: Spin Track - 145

145, along with its variants (Claw 145 (C145), Down Force 145 (DF145), etc.), was once the highest Spin Track available, until the 230 Spin Track was released with Flame Byxis 230WD. 145 can be used in Stamina Type combinations to great effect due to its tall height, which allows for more wobbling as the Beyblade loses its spin velocity. However, gimmick-paired Spin Tracks such as Boost Disk 145 (BD145) have immensely outclassed their original basic variant, as have several taller gimmick Spin Tracks, especially against heavy, mid-height Attack customisations. Even in stamina battles, 145 does not offer enough balance: Spin Tracks such as Armor Defense 145 (AD145) and Wide Defense 145 (WD145) provide a good center of gravity, and aid with a slight downforce to maintain stability.

Performance Tip - Wide Defense

Main article: Performance Tip - Wide Defense

Wide Defense (WD) retains the two curved holes D contained but are now thinner, smaller and found on the Sharp tip.

Being wider brings advantages and disadvantages to WD. An advantage is being able to conserve better Stamina than D and SD, due to the more surface area as well as being able to spin at a lower spin-rate that that of D or SD which cannot. A disadvantage however, is that it is worse at regaining balance than D. The wide shape gives WD a harder time to regain its balance whereas, D does it much easier. This should take into consideration when using a Spin Track such as 230 or TH170. D would be a better choice than WD as it would regain balance much easier to help cope with 230. However, while D can regain balance better, it cannot maintain it as well as WD, especially with the heights of 170 and above.

At release, WD has found quick use as a Stamina-Type Tip, much better than D and has become top-tier. Despite this however, as many more Performance Tips like AS, EWD, and B:D were released; they have overshadowed WD. EWD has also overshadowed WD due to EWD's bearing to regain balance better and much better Stamina. W²D performs basically the same as WD though but with worse balance but better attack.

Wide Defense (WD) has significant defensive capabilities as well, but because it still uses a form of sharp tip, its friction with the stadium floor is decreased, which as a result makes it easier to knock around than a Tip like WB which has much more friction with the stadium floor. But since it can recover quickly, it does not matter.

Some Bladers experience a fast movement from Wide Defense, allowing the Wide Defense tip with fast movement to be paired with high-recoil fusion wheels such as Vulcan, Beat, Fang, Spiral, Flash, or Variares, to create powerful, or even a 1-Hit KO Attack-type combos, or be paired with low-recoil fusion wheels such as Bakushin, Duo, Gravity (Perseus Stamina), Fusion, Wing, Death to create counter-attacking Defense-Type combos.

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  • Twisted Tempo is the only Beyblade released by Takara Tomy in the Metal Saga to have no stickers.
    • Due to this, Hasbro opted to print the Tempo motif on the included Ripcord Launcher in all its releases.
  • Twisted Tempo is one of two Beyblades to have no Attack power in the game.