Fitting vehicles with decorative lighting is nothing new. Remember the 2000s? Yeah, no video game ride during that era was complete without something glowing under the hood or underbody. Slapping LEDs on brake calipers, however? Now that’s something we haven’t seen done yet, and Brembo is looking to be the first one to do it.
The manufacturer has just unveiled a new motorcycle brake concept called the New G Sessanta. Essentially, it’s a system that features customizable LED lights on the caliper that can be set to match a rider’s style and mood. Watch:
“This solution is adaptable to every application and type of caliper, and enhances its form and function: it can be both an interface, communicating directly with the user, and an aesthetic choice, adapting to the user’s tastes and preferences,” Bremo says. “The light takes Brembo’s experience in the use of color to a higher level, giving it new values.”
This design isn’t just about aesthetics, though. Brembo says that while more
personalization is one of the benefits of such a product, it can also serve some very functional purposes, too. One of these is programming the light to change based on the condition of the brake system. Another potential use is to set it to emit light to make finding your motorcycle in a crowded parking area easier. The New G Sessanta’s appearance is also a throwback to the company’s first-ever brake caliper released in 1972.
Unnecessary? Perhaps. We think it’s pretty neat, though. Think brake calipers will go the way of computer peripherals and feature RGB-everything one day? Let us know in the comments.
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