Brakes Upgrade

I’m currently in winter hibernation mode and ready to work on upgrading my stock Brembo calipers to the Brembo Goldlines. This is a 2 piston to 4 piston axial caliper conversion.  This caliper comes off a Ducati 748/996/998.

The stock master cylinder should work fine and after lots of research, these Brembo Goldlines should bolt right up nicely after I remove 4mm off the mounting bosses so that the caliper lines up with the rotors.  The Alpina rim’s spokes clear the back of the calipers.

Braking will substantially be significantly stronger (not that it wasn’t already) and modulation should be very nice, too.

The inspiration came from riding a KTM 1190 cc RC8-R on the track with radial mounted monobloc 4-piston/4-pad calipers. Dual rotors at 320mm.  Sick braking but too “digital” for me. The goal for these brakes is somewhere in between.

With these calipers, I should be close to the KTM but smoother.  🙂

Below: The Brembo Goldline caliper

Below: Me on the KTM 1190 RC8-R and it’s crazy brakes and 180hp

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