What's new with the brakes on the most popular super sport bikes at EICMA?


 An innovative Brembo disc for the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and a new compound developed jointly with Kawasaki. Brembo disc and calipers for Honda and a complete system for Ducati.

Brembo's winning experience at MotoGP and Superbike competitions provides even more riding enjoyment for those who want extreme emotion but ride a bike simply for pleasure. This will be proven once again to the lucky people who are set to mount the latest generation of the most popular super sport bikes in upcoming months.

Stand EICMA  

Four of these were presented a few days ago at EICMA 2016 and naturally they turned to Brembo for the braking systems: the Suzuki GSX-R1000, the Kawasaki ZX 10-RR MY 2017, the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade MY 2017 and the Ducati Panigale Anniversario.

These bikes have exaggerated amounts of power and require equally as powerful braking systems that can be relied on under any condition. Yet, the Brembo brakes studied specifically for these models also boast characteristics that are extremely lightweight so performance remains excellent. And the icing on the cake, they were designed to harmoniously be incorporated into the general aesthetics of the motorcycles.

Suzuki EICMA  

The Suzuki GSX-R1000 remains true to the Brembo M4.32 radial caliper, a monobloc caliper with four 32 mm pistons and a 108 mm inter-axle. This Hamamatsu super sport bike is equipped with 320 x 5 Brembo Pin&Bar front discs, which use five bushes and five mounting planes to separate axial positioning (assigned to the bushes) and torque transmission (assigned to the axial planes) allowing for a reduced number of bushes, which in turn reduces temperature-dependent disc deformation and increases disc durability.

Usually it's the bushes (Pins) that carry out both functions, but that leads to a highly concentrated level of stress that increases the risk of deformation in the braking system components. With the use of the axial planes (Bars), the portion of the braking surface that enters the hat, the braking forces are transmitted to the hat by the braking surface in a more homogeneous manner.

Through a mix of these two components, accomplished through Pin&Bar discs, a brand new product for the world of motorcycles, there is more floating in both directions. The innovative Pin&Bar disc therefore allows for better discharge of the braking torque and discs that last for more kilometres travelled.


​For the new CBR1000RR Fireblade (MY 2017), Brembo supplies the M4-30/32 front brake caliper and the aluminium forged front wheel, a 7-spoke Marchesini with coloured rims.

Honda EICMA  


​Kawasaki's new ZX-10RR (MY 2017) is equipped with Brembo M50 monobloc caliperswith four 30 mm pistons, 320 mm stainless steel and aluminium Brembo discs,a 7-spoke aluminium front wheel forged by Marchesini, with coloured rims. Furthermore, Brembo and Kawasaki jointly developed the new BRM11H brake pad compound for the ZX 10-RR.

Kawasaki EICMA  


Brembo's historic partnership with Ducati was also confirmed when the constructor presented the Panigale Anniversario equipped with Brembo-supplied front and rear wheels, discs and calipers.