Brembo usually has some
tasty bits to release at the Powersports Dealer
Expo, and this year the are showing four new
products for the North American market.
This includes new
and rear caliper kits and two unique master
cylinders for motorcycles, significantly expanding the company’s
Brembo showcased the new
19 RCS (Ratio Click System), an update of the
legendary product with a number of significant
engineering features, all derived from MotoGP racing
The most unique feature
of the Brembo 19 RCS radial brake master cylinder is
a patented device that allows the motorcycle rider to choose
between two settings, 18 or 20 mm, to improve either
modulation or response during braking.
this feature now provides a very simple adjustment
that will give the optimum feel between rider,
riding style, bike and circuit.
The 16RCS motorcycle clutch master
cylinder makes up a set with the 19RCS. The
16RCS is equipped similarly with the Ratio Click
System, allowing adjustment of the feel on clutch
Like the 19RCS brake
master cylinder, this component has a
forged-aluminum alloy body with hard-anodized
surface finish. With the launch of the brand
new monobloc caliper the range of Brembo calipers
has been extended even further.
The M4 108/100 makes
monobloc technology available to a wider bike
enthusiast community. Using the very latest
casting technologies by Brembo, the new caliper can
be fitted to the forks of most Japanese sport bikes.
In short, the Brembo M4 is an extremely light
monolithic caliper body featuring unparalleled
levels of stiffness and operating precision.
At the Dealer Expo,
Brembo also displayed a new rear caliper and bracket
kit that is interchangeable with the majority of
original equipment brake assemblies fitted to
Japanese (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha) and
European (Aprilia, Ducati, Guzzi, KTM and Moto
Morini) sport bike models.
Machined entirely from
billet, the caliper body is the outcome of
exhaustive finite element modeling calculations that
optimize weight and stiffness and comes complete
with sintered pads, currently the top option
available on the market. All the above
products come in kits including fitting instructions
and Brembo stickers.
As a global supplier,
Brembo supplies the most important motorcycle,
snowmobile and All Terrain Vehicle manufacturers in
the world including Aprilia, Benelli, BMW,
Bombardier, Buell, Ducati, Harley-Davidson,
Husqvarna, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Piaggio,
Polaris, Triumph, Vectris and Yamaha.
I asked the Brembo rep
at the show and he said the radial cylinders will
fit the Ducati SportClassics, but obviously the
radial brake calipers will not fit the stock forks.
Brembo's 2007 sales
totaled 896 million Euros ($1.228 billion).
Brembo has also proven dominant in motorsports with
its products winning more than 200 world
championships, including the 2007 Formula One,
MotoGP, NASCAR Nextel Cup and 24 Hours of Le Mans
Brembo is the owner of
the Brembo, AP Racing and Marchesini brands.
For more information visit
Brembo North America.
Brembo Radial Master Cylinder
Brembo Radial Billet Caliper (also available in
Brembo MotoGP brakes, including carbon brake
Note: For informational use only. All material and
photographs are Copyright © webWorld International, LLC - 2000-2011. All
rights reserved. See the webBikeWorld®
page. NOTE: Product specifications, features and details may
change or differ from our descriptions. Always check before purchasing. Read
Terms and Conditions!