Monday, October 26

Brembo Intros New Brakes for Harley-Davidson


Source: Brembo

CARNO, Italy – Brembo has introduced a new braking system designed for Harley-Davidson flagship models.

The new Brembo components mirror the distinct traits of the company’s braking systems: performance, lightness and style.

The new radial monoblock caliper with four pistons (30 mm) boasts a unique design and a strong personality. The shape combines sharp edges with softer curves to create a style that compliments the personality of the bike.

This silhouette was developed through the use of topology optimization ‒ which optimizes the technical features of the caliper ‒ along with the know-how Brembo accumulated over 40 successful years in the MotoGP premium class.

The result is a new geometry that takes full advantage of the material characteristics and optimizes both the stiffness and the weight. During the design phase of the caliper, Brembo was also able to improve the ventilation channels, thus increasing cooling.

These features, combined with the new front brake master cylinder ‒ developed from Brembo’s racing experience ‒ ensure constancy of performance.

The lever response is immediate with adjustable deceleration in any riding condition. Maximum attention has been given to reduce the weight of the master cylinder.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.