STEZZANO, Italy, Oct. 11, 2010 -- After years of cooperation in MotoGP, Brembo is also now a
supplier for Suzuki road bikes with a new brake caliper designed specifically for the latest version of the GSX-R 600 and 750, the flagship Super Sport model of this Japanese manufacturer.
With this new supply, which will last for approximately three years, Brembo reconfirms its position as one of the favorite suppliers of the leading motorcycle manufacturers and strengthens its presence in the Japanese motorcycle market, where it has been working with Yamaha for some years.
In the first half of 2010, Suzuki was the third largest Japanese manufacturer in terms of sales
volume in Europe, and its models GSX-R 600 and 750 are both in the top ten Super Sport models sold in Europe.
With this new application, Brembo further consolidates its position in the new motorcycle market, adding another prestigious brand to the list of its many international customers, including Aprilia, BMW, BRP-Bombardier Recreational Products, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Husqvarna, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MV Augusta, Piaggio, Triumph and Yamaha.
THE PRODUCT: the front monobloc M4x32 caliper, customized for the two versions of the GSX-R, Suzuki’s top sporting road bike yet, contains 4 pistons of 32 mm diameter and is based on the Brembo monobloc technology, identical to the one used in MotoGP and Sbk, which, using exclusive, cutting-edge production technologies, offers a light, compact product with high stiffness.
The brake caliper M4x32 has a 108mm mounting distance and offers high performance in terms of brake power and control.
About Brembo SpA
Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of the disc brake technology for automotive
vehicles. Brembo supplies high performance brake systems - for the most important manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes worldwide - as well as clutches, seats, seat belts and other components for racing only. Moreover, Brembo is also a leader in the racing sector and has won more than 200 championships. Today the company operates in 15 countries of 3 continents, with 36 production and business sites, and a pool of 5,417 employees (31/12/2009), about 10% of whom are engineers and product specialists active in the R&D. 2009 turnover is € 825,9 million. Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, Bybre, Marchesini and Sabelt brands and operates through the AP Racing brand.