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Looks like a neat idea, but I don't see how it could possibly offer better braking. It seems to me that even with the 360* piston (and added pad/rotor contact patch), the leverage advantage w/ a conventional brake system would be too much to overcome.

If these work, it would be a big plus for weight loss (rotational and unsprung anyways.)
 

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My concern would be heat, and how to get rid of it.

Just like in a multi-disc clutch.
 

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Devious2xs said:
My concern would be heat, and how to get rid of it.
+1 My guess is that brake fade would be a real problem, not much venting going on there. I guess it would work for a parade/show bike or something, but I like my brakes as large and as cool as I can get them. It does do a nice job of showing off wheels.
 

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jimmie said:
If it worked better, gp and f1 teams would be using it.
Exactly!
Give that man a cigar!

It might be fine for cruisers, but I would think that the heat issue on a sport bike might be completely different.
 

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Honda tried something similar to this back in the 80's. It was a smaller street bike, like in the 400cc range. Only lasted a year or two.
 

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etachell said:
Honda tried something similar to this back in the 80's. It was a smaller street bike, like in the 400cc range. Only lasted a year or two.
I think one of them was the old Honda VTR 250. I remember them having a peculiar braking system and even more peculiar colors like pastel aqua and pink on white and black. Gotta love the eighties.
 

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the only thing i saw listed at the bottom of the article was this...



...and it made me wonder what it had to do with stopping? :jerkoff: :jerkoff:
 

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kartstar said:
the only thing i saw listed at the bottom of the article was this...



...and it made me wonder what it had to do with stopping? :jerkoff: :jerkoff:
that shit dont make u wanna stop i dont know what will :wave:
 
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