Saturday, 13 February 2010

Yamaha will now be selling race Brembo Caliper Kits

Now any Yamaha dealer will sell Brembo's race-winning products, for Yamaha YZF-R6 and YZF-R1 applications.
That's pretty cool news. Brembo is synonimous with the best brakes ever.

"Advanced research and development procedures together with experience accumulated through years of intensive research on the road and track has allowed Brembo to create application-specific products" stated Roberto Pellegrini, Brembo Performance S.p.A. - High Performance Motorbike Sales Manager. "We at Brembo are very pleased to begin this relationship and extend the availability of our product range to the Yamaha enthusiasts."

The top of the line Brembo parts being offered by the Yamaha Parts & Accessories Division, include monobloc and CNC caliper kits for front brakes, a rear CNC caliper kit, the innovative 19RCS radial master cylinder and the HPK full-floating disc kit."

Our relationship with Brembo has been outstanding," commented Bret Snider, Yamaha USA Product Planning Department Manager - Parts & Accessories Division. "Adding Brembo product to our catalog creates another great opportunity for Yamaha owners to one-stop-shop at Yamaha Dealerships for all their accessory needs."

Brembo, headquartered in Italy with plants in 14 countries, is a world leader and design innovator of high-performance braking systems. It supplies brake systems to the most prestigious brands of passenger cars and motorcycles worldwide. Brembo has also proven leadership in motorsports with its products winning more than 200 world championships.

Brembo is the owner of Brembo, Breco, Marchesini and Sabelt brands and operates through the AP Racing brand. For more information about the exciting new Brembo product for Yamaha applications please visit

Monday, 1 February 2010

Gut Cat - Removed the catalysator from the R1

This weekend I gutted my cat from my R1. I've been wanting to do this for the longest while. I did it to mainly reduce the heat coming from under the seat. I live n an area with daily temperatures of 90F. The R1 is a hot running bike. To remove the cat I had to first take off the seat, then the tail, then you are able to remove the bolts that hold the end cans/baffles on the frame. The cat is a honeycomb in the Y Pipe. This is on a 2005 bike. The 2004 up to 2006 R1's have it located there. I knocked it in pieces with a chisel and a hammer. Put everything back. The toughest was getting the Y-pipe back on since I messed up a metal-wool liner around the inside of the pipe, so it was hard to fit. The result of all of this? Really cooler running bike, slightly more power in the mid range. Can't be more happier than this! I'll gut the baffles soon a well.