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Old 08-20-2006, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I guess this isnt limited to expensive sportbikes because even expensive sportscars have the brembo braking systems in them.So im assuming they are better than ordinary brakes most cars and bikes have.Most bikes have the nissin or tokico systems on them.Whats better about the brembos?
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Materials used are lighter, stronger, and more expensive (think unobtanium ).

Machining tolerances are tighter making for higher precision moving parts and more expensive.

Basically, Brembo set out to make the best brakes they could regardless of cost. Minimize fade, maximize grip and feel. I believe they even have variable valving so you can select the lever (or pedal in cages) response you want.

Nissin and Tokico are working to performance/cost points for inclusion in different OEM products.
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I know in the sport compact world a lot of people love the brembo's but a lot of the Honda world is going to Nissin because that is what comes on Honda's factory. And the Mugen/Spoon calipers are both Nissin in make and I think are much better than a brembo counterpart. As far as being a great braking system that is produced for many different applications.... Brembo is leading the way. I'm not sure what's offered in the bike world but companies like wilwood also make great brakes.
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There are only two features with brake calipers, better cooling and less flex. Brembo doesn't offer a significant advantage anymore. Brakes are not complicated, at all.
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Brembo isn't special, but a good set of brakes is.

Nissin makes the calipers and master cylinders especially for the MVs, it doesnt matter who makes them, nice brakes are nice brakes.
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The brakes on all newer sportbikes are incredible if taken care of. I wouldn't worry about the name on the caliper.
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yamaha uses brembo master cylinders..................

Jim summed it up. Its about better cooling efficiency and the least amount of flex possible.
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