2009 Brembo Brakes
Photos and text courtesy Brembo NA.
Brembo Announces 7 New
Motorcycle Brake Products
and Receives TÜV/ABE Certification
Feb. 13, 2009
- Brembo continued its
practice of introducing innovative high-performance motorcycle
products for the North American market at Dealer Expo in
Indianapolis this weekend.
The new product offerings
include the 15RCS master cylinder, a nickel-finish brake
caliper, a Supermotard brake disc and a number of
accessories for the well-received 19RCS master cylinder
introduced last year at
With knowledge gained from
years of research and from its many victories in the
world of top motorsports competition, Brembo says they
are "able to
offer constant innovation involving new technologies,
materials and state-of-the-art products that results in
the most comprehensive line of high-performance braking
systems and components in the world".
"This means that when
motorcycle enthusiasts decide to replace their OE system
with Brembo high-performance products, not only can they
improve their ride in terms of performance and safety,
but they can also add value to their motorcycle's aesthetics",
according to the company.
Every Brembo high-performance product for motorcycles
has received TÜV/ABE certification from the German
Federal Authority for Road Transport, "another important
declaration of Brembo quality and further confirmation
of Brembo's design and manufacturing skills", they said.
Brembo 15RCS Master Cylinder
15RCS Master Cylinder
Brembo used Dealer Expo to showcase the 15RCS master
cylinder intended specifically for Naked and SuperMotard machines.
The 15RCS master cylinder
has all the technological features of the 19RCS - the
most popular M/C with enthusiasts namely the Ratio Click
System, the same component specifications as for MotoGP
systems, hard- anodized cylinder body and folding lever.
With the 15RCS, the user can change the lever pivot
distance from 18mm to 20mm simply by turning the
adjuster inside the cylinder.
This brake master cylinder can be
matched with the 16RCS clutch master cylinder introduced
last year, giving a set-up that will deliver MotoGP
performance, as well as being a real attention grabber.
Nickel Finish Brake
Another featured innovation
at Dealer Expo was an enhanced version of the high-
performance radial calipers that were developed from
Brembo's MotoGP experience and introduced at the 2006
(Japanese Sportbikes) and 2007 Dealer Expo (European
These one-piece calipers
that are interchangeable on the standard radial forks of
various Sportbikes are now nickel-coated thereby
optimizing the manufacturing tolerances while providing
an extremely attractive look, a simple innovation that
enhances both performance and reliability.
Supermotard Brake Disks
range of Brembo full-floating rotors has been increased
with new discs for Super a SM450.
This new range integrates
the existing one for Japanese and European Superbikes
introduced at Dealer Expo in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
The new discs are 320 mm diameter and are thicker than
the equivalent OE rotors. The braking surface is drilled
with holes designed to maximize performance and control
when the pads are applied, as well as reducing the
weight of the rotating part for better ride ability.
Accessory Kits for RCS
Radial Master Cylinder
With the success of the 19RCS
radial master cylinder last year and the launch of the
new 15RCS this year, the Brembo engineers have developed
a whole line of accessories for these innovative
▪ Remote Adjuster Kit with CBW
The remote adjuster and Click by Wire (
system is derived directly from the world of competition
and provides track enthusiasts with a micrometric brake
lever adjustment system guaranteed to be dependable
under all riding conditions.
Available as a kit, the CBW
system is easily installed on the adjustment control
associated with the lever of the RCS master cylinder. The torque and movement generated by the lever is
transmitted by a special steel cable made up of twisted
strands encased in a white PVC tube, typical of
competition equipment, which has the advantage that
torque is transmitted without the negative effects of
torsion on the cable.
The lever span adjuster - used to
increase or reduce the distance between the lever and
the throttle grip - is incorporated into the torque
transmission flange, which has a surface specially
machined (knurled) to produce the micrometric click
The knurling is done on a lathe, and has the
effect of texturing a part of the metal surface so as to
generate more friction when the appropriate force is
applied - a smooth surface would not provide the same
grip - thereby ensuring better control of the part when
The remote adjuster kit includes an aluminum
clevis mount (machined from billet) located on the
clutch side of the handlebar.
The adjuster knob can be
set at a preferred angular position, as on competition
bikes, thanks to a clevis fashioned from solid filled
reinforced nylon that can rotate on its axis to suit the
needs and riding style of the individual user. The
special shape of the knob will guarantee a secure grip
in the most extreme conditions, even when wearing
The cable is supplied in one size and adaptable
to all major Supersport bikes by reducing and adjusting
the length as necessary. The kit includes cable, clevis
and flange, and comes with full fitting instructions.
▪ Clamp for Unfaired Bikes
offers a new clamp for rporating a mount for the rear view mirror. The body
of the clamp is hard anodized, with the Brembo logo
laser-etched into the surface.
▪ Reservoir Kit for RCS
Purchasers of RCS master cylinders now
also have the option of a kit comprising reservoir,
bracket, rubber hose and threaded fasteners.
both for the brake side and for the clutch side, the kit
is simple and extremely quick to install. The brake and
clutch reservoirs are of dissimilar capacity, given that
the amount of fluid required is different. Mounting
brackets are aluminum.
Clamp kit for unfaired bikes.
▪ Clamp with CNC Machined Logo
enthusiasts keen to get their prized possession looking
like a MotoGP or r Supersport machine, Brembo offers a
special bracket clamp for RCS master cylinders with the
Brembo logo CNC-machined into the surface and then
finished with the characteristic red paint used on
racing calipers and M/Cs.
The clamp is supplied with 2
spare screws and can be used with the entire range of RCS brake and clutch master cylinders.
Brembo MotoGP Brake System
aimed at the tuning market are sold through certified
Brembo, a world leader in engineering,
development and production of high-performance braking
systems and components, was established in 1961 in
Bergamo, Italy. Brembo is an engineering company with
over nine percent of its 5,800 employees dedicated to
research, development and innovation. Brembo has 33
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and systems ranging from original equipment and
aftermarket replacement parts, to racing and
high-performance upgrades, as well as performance
motorcycle components and systems.
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world including Aprilia, Benelli, BMW, Bombardier,
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Guzzi, MV Agusta, Piaggio, Polaris, Triumph, Vectris and
Brembo has also proven dominant in motorsports
with its products winning more than 200 world
championships, including Formula One, MotoGP, World SBK,
AMA Pro Superbike, NASCAR championships in 2008. 2008
sales are expected to be over one billion Euros.
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