Now that owners have been riding Yamaha’s new SCR950 for a while, it’s about time for the mod bug to bite if it hasn’t already. Already, we’ve seen some inventive Diy mods including a repurposed thermos lid instrument back cover and Dzus fasteners for under seat access. But what about the SCR950 brakes?
Sure the 298mm front and rear wave rotor brakes are satisfactory and the initial bite is good. Even the floating-mount feature was well thought out for greater heat-distortion resistance. But there is room for brake feedback improvements.
Perhaps Brembo may be of some assistance? An Italian manufacturer of brake systems, Brembo is well known for their high-performance cars and motorcycle brakes. Currently they don’t seem to have any SCR950 specific products, but their 484 Cafe Racer brake calipers may be an option.
Designed for both customs and Café Racers, the 484 caliper is CNC machined out of racing aluminium and each one has four large 32mm pistons for even more stopping power. Completing the package is a charcoal grey black anodized finish and a hand painted Brembo “b” logo.
Of course like all Brembo performance products this won’t come cheap. Maybe there are more affordable options out there that everyone would like to share. Or perhaps the 484 calipers have captured your interest?