Brembo was a headliner at EICMA for many reasons, including having developed the braking system for the motorcycle voted “Most Beautiful Bike of Show” by the 13,800 attendees: the Ducati 1199 Panigale.
For the Panigale, Brembo supplied the M50, a Monobloc front brake caliper that is said to be more compact and 6 percent lighter than its previous best caliper. An application-specific master cylinder provides the appropriate pressure multiplication from the hand lever to the four 30mm pistons and sintered pads. Brembo also produces the beautiful double-Y-spoke Marchesini wheels for the S edition of the 1199 Panigale.
For the Harley-Davidson aftermarket, Brembo introduced a new family of calipers called .484. The name is derived from the displacement in cubic inches of each piston. The calipers are machined in two halves from billet, come in deep, rich black and are compatible with most master cylinders. They fit traditional-, axial- or radial-mount applications.
Brembo also has a new generation of front brake and clutch radial master cylinders that include LED turnsignal lights. Their high position and bright light makes them more visible, says Brembo, than conventional turnsignals.
The Marchesini wheel division created a beautiful set of lightweight replacement wheels for the BMW R1200GS. They are cast in a Y-shaped spoke pattern, come in 2.5 x 19 and 4.00 x 17 rim sizes and are said to offer a sizable reduction in weight and rotational inertia.
Brembo is strongly dedicated to road safety and continues to expand beyond high-performance braking systems for cars and motorcycles. Two of the latest personal-equipment items: the B-Tech helmet and an airbag-equipped Life Jacket.