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Brembo sheds light on new motorcycle caliper

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Like a festive and colorful birthday cake, Brembo’s New G Sessanta brake caliper for motorcycles lights up, and in a variety of colors, through LED technology, at least in part to celebrate the brake manufacturer’s 60th anniversary.

Using light “to take color up to a whole new level,” Brembo says in its announcement. 

“The core of the concept lies in the revolutionary application of LED technology directly on the body of the caliper,” Brembo reports. “This solution is adaptable to every application and type of caliper, and enhances its form and function: it can be both an interface, communicating directly with the user, and an aesthetic choice, adapting to the user’s tastes and preferences. 

“The light takes Brembo’s experience in the use of color to a higher level, giving it new values.”

Which begs the question: If this works on motorcycles, how soon will it be applied to custom, luxury and sports cars? 

“The Brembo New G Sessanta is a concept designed to be personalizable, by using wireless technology, when the vehicle is at stop, to control the desired shade of light to express mood, enhance the style of the bike, or adapt it to the surroundings,” Brembo notes.

“The use of color and light also has the potential to enable data and information to be sent on the conditions of the vehicle and the caliper itself, or even help localize a parked vehicle by emitting a courtesy light.

Brembo, which recently acquired the J. Juan Group, Spanish specialist in motorcycle braking systems, said the new caliper “goes beyond the traditional canons of design and technology, to introduce a contemporary dimension that speaks the language of new generations.”

The caliper with the lights off

Brembo notes that the New G Sessanta reflects the Italian company’s first motorcycle brake caliper, produced in 1972 and is named after the designer of that unit.

“Remaining true to the iconic lines that were the hallmark of that first model… the concept reinterprets its body with a next-generation framework of dynamic solids and voids, which are still essential in their immediacy and formal consistency,” Brembo said.

“Just as the first 1972 Brembo caliper set the standard for all the models that followed, the New G Sessanta concept represents Brembo’s vision of new features and solutions for brake calipers, building on its strategy to become a trusted solution provider and to continue setting the standard for future generations.”

For more information, visit the Brembo website.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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