Valentino Rossi testing the 2012 version of the Ducati Desmosedici is usually big news, especially with the Italian moto-press. As the nine-time World Champion logs his laps on the GP12 at Italy’s Mugello circuit today, the bigger news is the other Ducati racebike sharing the track with the Doctor. According to GPOne.com, Ducati is also testing […]
An Inside Look At Brembo’s MotoGP Brakes
MotoGP machines are the pinnacle of motorcycle technology. They’re the fastest bikes in the world, piloted by the best riders. But while speed is important, being able to stop is even more so. When it comes to braking technology, almost all of the top teams turn to Brembo. The Italian company is regarded as the leader in brakes for all kinds of vehicles, street or race.
There’s some innovative technology that goes in to MotoGP braking systems, like carbon discs and telemetry, and with this weekend’s upcoming Laguna Seca MotoGP race, Brembo has released this interactive video detailing the intricacies of MotoGP brakes. Everyone knows the rider’s squeeze on the brake lever and it triggers a reaction with the brake pads and rotors, but there’s far more to it than that. Check out the video below to see exactly what’s involved.