Chuck Culpepper of Sports On Earth gets it, this motorcycle racing thing. In his column, Behold The Lean, he describes his experience at the MotoGP round at Laguna Seca, where Marc Marquez put on a brilliant display en route to winning the race. But it wasn’t just Marquez that stole the show, the spectacle of […]
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.