New Brembo .484 Caliper for the Café Racer and Custom Markets

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 18, 2011 -- The new .484 caliper was designed for the Café Racer and Custom bike markets, an increasingly demanding class of customer. The name .484 comes from the displacement of the single caliper pistons, measured in cubic inches, typical of the V Twin market. This new caliper is made entirely from billet stock, starting from a machined block of aluminum using the very latest CAM technologies. Three steel bolts inserted from the wheel side join the two caliper halves. The .484 has a charcoal grey finish created by hard anodizing, with a large red Brembo logo located on the top of the piston at the rotor entry side. The caliper incorporates radial mounting technology to guarantee maximum operating precision and is interchangeable with all Brembo calipers having a 100 mm mount. Special guides machined directly into the body of the caliper assist the sliding action of the pads; therefore, no guide pins are required. Supplied in kit form, the product comes with sintered pads and is accompanied by an instruction booklet and Brembo stickers.

This new rotor — The Groove — is part of the new Brembo offering for the Custom, Café Racer and Bike Night markets. The design of the hub flange — machined entirely from billet stock — is particularly distinctive, featuring a special black/charcoal grey anodized finish that creates a unique look, further enhanced by eye-catching grooves machined into the surface after the anodizing process. The familiar red Brembo logo, applied by hand in the Brembo workshops, is located between the spokes of the hub flange. Targeted strictly at enthusiasts, The Groove is intended as an emblem, symbolizing and defining the culture of the true Café Racers: a product embodying top quality, total visual appeal and pure enjoyment. The rotor is completely interchangeable on all classic Café Racer machines — Triumph, Ducati, and Honda — and on most of the "specials" currently available. The product is supplied in kit form with all of the necessary instructions.