Braking specialist Brembo steps it up with 19RCS Corsa Corta

Braking specialist Brembo steps it up with 19RCS Corsa Corta

If you have not heard about it, here is your chance to. Braking specialist Brembo is amplifying the motorcycle-racing technology to the streets with its new 19RCS Corsa Corta radial master braking cylinder.

The 19RCS Corsa Corta is designed to enable the riders to tailor the “bite point”, the point at which the brakes engage, through a selector switch atop the master cylinder. Riders now can opt for Normal, Spot or Race settings through a cam mechanism.

Such an advance is certainly amazing however, the technology is not as new as it seems. In fact, Brembo introduced it to motorcycle racing in 1985.

“We have a lot of years of experience,” said Roberto Pellegrini, head of Brembo’s motorcycle racing division.

According to Pellegrini, Corsa is Italian for race and Corta means short, which can apply to both stopping distances and to the compact nature of the unit.

In the normal setting, the “bite point” engages gradually whereas Sport mode features a shorter stroke of the braking level and Race starts the bite point immediately. It is just like having three master cylinders.

“You have the same stroke as a MotoGP rider,” Pelligrini said, “very short and firm.”

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