Well done for seeing it coming. I started asking myself where all the money was coming from and thinking a retraction would soon be coming in 2005, so began to sell in 2007, but I wish I'd followed my convictions 100%. Nice to hear of a success story & someone living their dream.
Mupo sounds very interesting - will look into those, thanks! ISR also looks great, I was drooling over those on Durbahn's website only weeks ago... For many they might be prohibitively expensive...
I looked and looked and compared design schematics of Brembo's top calipers with others that are available, all whilst trying to keep to a sensible budget. ISR is lovely stuff, but too pricey for my blood. Initially I convinced myself for about 600 Euros a set of new Brembo M4 monoblocks sourced directly from Italy (As fitted to the latest Ducati 1198's) would be a good choice, then, quite by accident I came across a beautifully modified SRAD GSXR600 in a UK bike mag sporting some delicious looking Discacciati calipers. www.discacciati.net
- Their radial calipers (108) are similar in design to Brembo's costing over double the price for a pair and should
work very well with suitable adaptors and my existing 19mm Brembo master cylinder. Also no problem with pads, many are widely available for this caliper, but not for the 4 pad 4 x 35mm calipers (Which would give brutally strong braking I think...Possibly too much for street use & tyres).
So I'm awaiting a set of 31/35 radial billet CNC calipers with optional titanium pistons, which cost 874 Euros incl. delivery. I'll be using Braketech Axis discs, which are stainless. Carbon or Ductile Iron would have been nice, but mine's a road bike for use all year, so I need to be relatively sensible with my choices & expenses.
Please keep us posted with drool worthy pictures of your modifications and progress. Well done for picking RC51's when you could so easily have chosen Ducati or other alternatives.