Brembo see the light: Concept caliper features LED mood lights

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Concept bikes are a staple of every show with manufacturers wheeling out whacky, futuristic designs that rarely make it anywhere near an assembly line. Now, to mark their 60th anniversary Brembo have created a ‘concept’ brake caliper.

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Brembo were founded in 1961 and created their first motorcycle caliper in 1972. The New G Sessenta is inspired by that unit, mimicking its two-pot design but adding programmable LED lights and smartphone connectivity.

The main function allows you to pick coloured brake lighting to match your bike but there are more practical purposes. The lights could be used to warn about problems with the brakes or the bike itself before you get on board or show the bike’s locked or unlocked status at a distance.

Original Brembo motorcycle caliper from 1972

No stopping Brembo

Brembo have also announced that they have acquired a 100% stake in the Spanish firm J.Juan for around £60.4 million. Known particularly for their braided metallic hoses and other braking components (especially in trials bikes), J.Juan has three factories in Spain and one in China.

They join other firms; Breco, AP, Bybre, Marchesini and SBS Friction in the Brembo portfolio. The deal is expected to go through in the second half of 2021.

Jordan Gibbons

By Jordan Gibbons

News Editor, owns some old bikes. Should know better.