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DETAILS - Upgrades for the Brembo 19 RCS Master Cylinder - Part 1

Upgrading your stock master cylinder to the Brembo 19 RCS master cylinder is often one of the best upgrades you can do to your sport bike in terms of braking.  Be it on the street or on the track, the 19 RCS has been the most popular brake master cylinder for almost a decade.

As avid motorcycle enthusiasts we are always looking into that special extra touch with everything we install on our bikes.  One thing that might have caught your attention when watching a MotoGP race could have been the holes on the end of the levers.  These levers are often referred to as the "low drag" levers.  As the name suggests, the purpose of these holes is to reduce the aerodynamic drag.

The low drag levers were invented as the solution to mysterious brake fade former MotoGP Rider Loris Capirossi had been experiencing at the end of the Misano straight.  Such a simple solution took quiet a bit of research and development to discover.  It turned out that the aerodynamic drag was applying pressure on the brake lever which was responsible for the brake fade.

This simple and very cool looking upgrade is available for the Brembo 19 RCS master cylinder.  Available in standard and short lengths, these low drag levers are made by TWM with the matching hard anodized finish of the Brembo 19 RCS.  (Below: You can see the stock lever blade of the 19 RCS in the middle, standard length to the left and short length to the right)

You can order the low drag lever blade for your Brembo RCS master cylinder through this link:

Very simple to install, tools needed are an 8mm wrench and a 4mm Allen key.  Literally takes seconds to swap over.

As we often say, the beauty lies in the details.  Look out for Part 2 of the upgrades for Brembo 19 RCS Master Cylinder to be published soon our the Motomillion Blog.  Till then, we leave you with the detailed pictures of this subtle upgrade.

Above and Below: Standard Length TWM Low Drag Half Lever for Brembo RCS


Below: Shorty Length TWM Low Drag Half Lever for Brembo RCS

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  • Dmitti says...

    Hi, re Brembo MC 19RCS.
    Is nickel or chrome plated available? Entirely plated assembly or just the cylinder with blue lever? Or all blue assebmly? My 2006 GSXR has all OEM originally-black parts either chrome plated or blue powder coated. The OEM MC is now chrome-plated. I want to upgrade the MC ti Brembo RCS, but want to keep the chrome-plated theme.

    On July 09, 2024

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