One of the motorcycle parts enthusiasts frequently customize is the brake caliper. Whether upgraded, painted, or simply decorated, it hardly escapes attention, particularly when building a show bike.
Looks like Italian brake maker, Brembo, has been paying attention. They recently unveiled a concept brake caliper in celebration of their 60th anniversary.
That product is the new G Sessanta (60 in Italian). It’s a brake caliper for motorbikes that features LED lighting technology directly on the body of the caliper.
Brembo says it can be used for aesthetics, interface, or even communication. The LEDs on the G Sessanta can be customized using wireless technology, when the vehicle stopped. The rider can adjust the desired shade of light to express his mood, enhance the style of the bike, or adapt it to the surroundings. The color and light can also be used to send data and information about the conditions of the vehicle and the caliper itself. It can even light the way for nearby vehicles, serving as a courtesy light.
The original motorcycle brake caliper from 1972 that served as the inspiration.
Besides the LEDs, the Brembo New G Sessanta’s design celebrates the design of the brand’s first-ever brake caliper, manufactured in 1972 for motorbikes, and the name of its designer. Remaining true to the iconic lines that were the hallmark of that first model to make history, the concept reinterprets it’s the original design with dynamic solids and voids, which are serve both aesthetic and functional purposes.
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.
The G Sessanta is just a concept for now, but there’s no doubt many riders would love to have this on their bikes.