There are those who end up in prison for murder, others for armed robbery and still others for commercializing counterfeit products. This is a true story about eight Japanese citizens who were arrested for having sold fake Brembo covers originating in China.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the term 'cover', it refers to the plastic covers (or on rare occasions aluminum) that are placed over the brake caliper with the intention of improving (?) the overall aesthetics.
When these are used, the brake caliper is no longer visible from the outside. The Aichi prefectural police in the Chubu region of Japan have arrested eight people for selling 87 plastic covers originating from China but marked with the Brembo logo.
The number 8 is a symbol of prosperity and wealth in China, but this time the desired effect did not come about. Since all of us at Brembo are generous, we want to cheer you up with 8 points that take an in-depth look at the entire incident. We hope you'll be luckier than the 8 crooks who were arrested.