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I want to install a set of Yamaha R1 monobloc calipers on my ZX10r and want to know when Yamaha went to the current caliper on the R1. I was told the 2006 would bolt on with its standard 108mm mounting bolt pattern. So for you R1 experts, when did the current R1 caliper start being used on the R1's?

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The 2004 to 2006 R1's will fit although a spacer is required to fit it to the ZX10R rotors.

Those R1 monobloc brakes are very good. My R1 trackbike's brakes with performance friction pads and Goodridge superbike lines are incredibly good. After repeatedly hauling my bike down from 180mph at the end of the straights at Seattle Raceways, braking was always fade-free, and consistent.
 

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Thanks for the information guys. I would like to know how long the required spacer is to adapt the R1 calipers to the ZX10r rotors. I am assuming you are talking about the OEM rotors. I'm running Brake Tech Axis 310mm iron rotors with a Brembo master cylinder and stainless steel superbike lines with their XRAC racing pads. Feel is great, however, Brake Tech says half their brake issues is with 4 piston 4 pad calipers and I want to try the Yamaha calipers believing they are 4 piston 2 pad units. Please advise.

If I don't go with the Yamaha calipers, I'm going to consider the Brembo cast monoblock calipers - very expensive option.

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For what I've read The ZX-14 rotors bolt up with R1 calipers. I believe they are 310mm also. You should be good to go without the spacers with your rotor set-up.
 

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The R1 monobloc's are 4 piston 2 pads per caliper.

On my ZX-10R, my streetbike, I have the Brembo HP calipers and master cylinder along with Braking wave rotors, and absolutely love them. Not only is the braking power astounding, the feedback and control is just on a whole different level. If you were to compare them to say, a Ducati 1098's brakes, the HP's offer just as much stopping power, but with a lot more control. I found the 1098's forged monoblock Brembos to be very hard to modulate as they were extremely sensitive and powerful without offering the same level of feel.

The Brembo race billet monoblocks are even better for race applications with their Ti pistons, and more rigid one piece construction. I doubt for a street rider or even a seriously fast trackday rider would be able to reap significant benefits between the two.

Pic of the Brembos:
 

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The R1 monobloc's are 4 piston 2 pads per caliper.

On my ZX-10R, my streetbike, I have the Brembo HP calipers and master cylinder along with Braking wave rotors, and absolutely love them. Not only is the braking power astounding, the feedback and control is just on a whole different level. If you were to compare them to say, a Ducati 1098's brakes, the HP's offer just as much stopping power, but with a lot more control. I found the 1098's forged monoblock Brembos to be very hard to modulate as they were extremely sensitive and powerful without offering the same level of feel.

The Brembo race billet monoblocks are even better for race applications with their Ti pistons, and more rigid one piece construction. I doubt for a street rider or even a seriously fast trackday rider would be able to reap significant benefits between the two.

Pic of the Brembos:
Are the HP's a one or two piece caliper? I understand makes a cast and forged one piece, with the forged unit having the Ti pistons. I'm not sure and would like to read about the current line of Brembo calipers, but the web site I went to only describes the new M4 calipers.

Very nice bike.

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I'm getting my r1 calipers machined down tomorrow to work with the 300mm brembo fully floating rotors. If your using 310mm rotors they should bolt straight up without the need for spacers. Although you may need a spacer between the rotor and the wheel as I believe someone mentioned they are offset slightly. I haven't fitted mine yet but that no big deal as you can get spacers from the zx14 to go inbetween the rotor and the wheel. anyways I'll see how it goes hopefully sometime this week.
 

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I'm looking at some R1 calipers and notice there are postings for R1 D2 and R1 D3 calipers. What is the difference and what does the "D" designate?

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