At Misano MotoGP bikes beat Superbikes 12 - 9


 MotoE specifications and braking at the San Marino GP as well as Brembo brakes for electric road cars


The World Championship returns to Italy for the San Marino and Rimini Riviera GP. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP riders, the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is a moderately demanding one for brakes. 

On a scale of 1 to 5, it is rated 3 on the difficulty index because the lack of straight sections which are over 530 meters (579 yards) long makes it difficult to reach high speeds. The fact that there are only 3 braking sections per lap with deceleration of over 100 km/h (62 mph), only one of which exceeds 160 km/h (99.4 mph), demonstrates this. ​

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Brembo and Energica​


As well as supplying calipers to all the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 riders, Brembo supplies the brake system on all 18 Energica Ego Corsa motorcycles on the track this weekend for the last two rounds of the MotoE World Cup. They all have a monobloc front caliper made from billet with varying diameter pistons made of titanium. 

The steel discs, on the other hand, are T-Drive ones with a 336 mm (13 in.) diameter, a thickness of 7.1 mm (0.3 in.), and a specially designed configuration. A radial master cylinder made from billet with a 19 mm (0.75 in.) diameter and 18 mm (0.7 in.) center distance, designed to guarantee response, modularity and linearity between the force applied to the lever and braking response, completes the brake system. ​



From electric motorcycles to customized components for everyone​

Brembo calipers are also in prominent display on the Eva Ribelle, the only all-electric streetfighter in the world and on the Eva EsseEsse9, both made by Energica. Another electric motorcycle with Brembo calipers is the Harley-Davidson Livewire: It has four 32 mm (1.2 in.) pistons at the front and two 34 mm (1.3 in.) pistons at the rear. 

That’s not all – Brembo also develops brake systems for Naked, Touring, Custom, Offroad and Motard motorcycles by creating ad hoc solutions for each one. Not everyone settles for OE components though. The Upgrade program which offers a wide range of pads, discs, calipers and brake master cylinders is designed to meet their needs. ​

Find the brake component that best suits your needs​​.




Two and a half seconds more than Superbikes​​

On every lap of the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, MotoGP riders use their brakes 12 times for a total of 31 seconds, the equivalent of 34% of the entire Grand Prix. In the World Superbike Championship, on the other hand, the brake system is only used 9 times per lap for a total of 28.5 seconds since several changes in direction take place at low speed and the brakes are not needed. 

 The 12 braking episodes in MotoGP vary a great deal as far as braking distance and braking time are concerned as well as the load on the lever and deceleration. In the second half of the track, however, there are no braking episodes with deceleration of over 1.1 G and braking that lasts for more than 2.7 seconds . ​


Watch out for the second half of the track!​

Of the 12 braking sections at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, 3 are classified as demanding on the brakes, 3 are of medium difficulty and the remaining 6 are not very demanding. 

 The most demanding braking section for MotoGP is on turn 8: the bikes go from 268 km/h (166 mph) to 79 km/h (49 mph) with a drop in speed of 189 km/h (117 mph) obtained by applying the brakes for 4.7 seconds. The riders exert a load of 5.9 kg (13 lbs) on the brake lever, are sustain 1.5 g deceleration, and in the meantime cover a distance of 209 meters (228 yds). ​