Brembo - the world leader in the design, development and production of braking systems -
announces the introduction of the 17 mm and 15 mm versions of the RCS Corsa Corta, the
most innovative radial master cylinder for road use available on the market today.
The expansion of the RCS Corsa Corta family responds in an optimised and customised
way to the needs of all types of motorbike, which can now rely on even more tailor-made
braking thanks to the choice of ideal sizes of RCS Corsa Corta master cylinders (15, 17 or
19 mm) to suit the braking characteristics of each motorbike.
To make the braking system of a motorbike work even better, not only in terms of braking
power but also of modulation and sensitivity on the lever, the master cylinder must be sized
appropriately and ensure the best hydraulic torque ratio; the latter being the relationship
between the diameter of the master cylinder piston and the diameter of the caliper pistons.
This means that, depending on the size of the brake caliper pistons of each motorbike model,
it is possible to choose the most suitable RCS Corsa Corta master cylinder for a perfect
dimensional match with the rest of the braking system.
In fact, if a master cylinder is oversized, this pushes an excessive mass of oil onto the caliper
pistons, to the detriment of braking modulation and lever sensitivity. On the other hand, an
undersized master cylinder will not push through enough oil to ensure suitably powerful