The Hybrid Wheel System or Performance Top System by Hasbro, was released in 2008 in Japan and in 2010 worldwide. It introduces new components making the Beyblades more complex including an "Clear Wheel" made of polycarbonate and more technically advanced bottoms. All parts of an HWS Beyblade are plastic except for the Fusion Wheel.
Names of Beyblades can now be determined by their parts. For example, Storm Pegasus 105RF has a 'Pegasus' Clear Wheel, 'Storm' Metal Wheel, '105 (10.5mm)' Track, and a 'RF (Rubber Flat)' Bottom.
- Face/Face Bolt: Playing a much larger role than the Bit Chip from previous systems, the Face Bolt is the screw that holds all parts together.
- Clear Wheel/Energy Ring: These are composed of polycarbonate. Aerodynamics is sometimes a factor, and are used as a hold for the launcher hooks. The Bit Beast comes from this part.
- Metal Wheel/Fusion Wheel: These create a frame for the Clear Wheel and make the most contact with the opposing Beyblade.
- Track/Spin Track: These determine the height of the Beyblade. Some are just heights (230, 145, 100, etc.), but some also have special features, such as metal balls (GB145/Gravity Ball 145), down-force (DF145/Down Force 145, DF105 Down Force 105, T125/Tornado 125), claws (C145/Claw 145), horns (H145/Horn 145, ED145/Eternal Defense 145) and height switch Tracks (Change Height 120/CH120 and TH170/Triple Height 170).
- Bottom/Performance Tip: In this system, there are new Tips to ensure greater performance, and have distinct classes; Attack Tips are flat for aggressive movement and high friction (F, HF, RF, R2F, MF, etc.), Defense Tips are wide/round (RS, WB, WD, etc.), while Stamina Tips are low-friction sharp tips and sometimes free-spinning tips (S, MS, ES, EDS, EWD, etc.).
Pre-HWS Beyblades have no Clear Wheel and were the prototypes for the HWS-Beys.