When we caught our first glimpse of the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 & 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750 motorcycles, one of the things that struck us about the new bikes, besides the redesigned front fairing and 20lbs of missing mass, was the use of Brembo calipers as an OEM part. A premium part that’s usually reserved for premium brand motorcycles, Brembo and Suzuki have signed at three-year agreement that sees the Italian company supplying the Japanese manufacturer with braking bits for its GSX-R line.
Being initially used on the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 & 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 750 models, Brembo has modified its M4 caliper to fit the Japanese fork bottoms, creating the M4x32. The monobloc calipers have four 32mm pistons, and will start on the 600/750 line, although we can expect to see Brembo calipers on the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000. With this partnership, Suzuki joins the ranks of Aprilia, BMW, BRP-Bombardier Recreational Products, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Husqvarna, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MV Augusta, Piaggio, Triumph, and Yamaha in the list of companies that use the Italian firm’s braking components.