Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Salem, Oregon
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For anyone out there if you already have M4 monoblock calipers, there is really not any inherent flaws with them beside they have more pad drag then say the R6 semi monoblocks.. but the bite and stopping power on them is more than capable and IMO you need to buy pads that suit your braking style. I recall when i bought my 2007 1098, it was hot shit best brakes ever put on a production bike.. but the pad compound was super aggressive, touch and bam, no progressiveness to it.
ABS bikes are pain in the ass to get sorted like say a bike without it, when it comes to pressure at the lever, even with a different master.
The whole reason the Brembo M50 came out were to give the Panigale more feel with their massive 330mm rotors. and yes the 50 marks the 50 anniv. of Brembo. They share nothing with the older M4.
As mentioned, and in case were wanting to know there is different brembo masters out there for these calipers based on the bike maker want.. kawi runs a different brembo master than the ducati for example.
make no mistake these calipers still bring major stopping power.
I swapped to M50's on my 675R because they were spot on for my Panigale and i had some spares so why not. was not that there was really anything wrong with the M4's, No way would i go and blow $800 to change to these over say the M4's. Just put on a 19x18/20 RCS on M4;s change some pads and enjoy.
Most of you people are not capable of being your GD self, to damn worried about being politically correct.
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