New Harley-Davidson Red Brake Calipers To Make A Bold And High Performance Statement

1Red-Brake-Caliper-KitsYou see them on expensive sport cars. And I must say that it is a good idea fro Harley-Davidson to offer them as a direct replacement for original equipment calipers. Manufactured from the same components, these calipers are finished in brilliant red high-temperature paint that looks great on a stock motorcycle, or adds the finishing touch to a bike equipped with custom wheels, a black or chrome front end, or chrome brake rotors.

Specific kits are available for most late-model Harley-Davidson motorcycle models. Brake pads are sold separately. See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.—dual-disc. From $249.95 to $499.95. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson Online.


31 Responses to “New Harley-Davidson Red Brake Calipers To Make A Bold And High Performance Statement”

  1. 1 Steve Carr Dec 17th, 2014 at 9:49 am

    one word ….or two

    “powder coat”

    Steve Carr

  2. 2 Shifter Dec 17th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Will sell very well.

  3. 3 cafesportytc Dec 17th, 2014 at 11:11 am

    how bout a better caliper for the Street… that thing is worthless…

  4. 4 Paul Dec 17th, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Difference between high temperature paint and powder coat?

  5. 5 P. Hamilton Dec 17th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Like the black mesh cover in contrast to the red calipers.

  6. 6 domino Dec 17th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    @ Steve Carr

    Like I did on my sports car … “Powder Coat” … Why pay for same product another color

  7. 7 fuji Dec 17th, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Don’t be so critical of the motor company for having the leading edge in technology. Next step is chrome bleeder valves.

  8. 8 SK Dec 17th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Steve: Two Words: powder sucks.

  9. 9 BobS Dec 17th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    This is the problem I have with the MoCo and a lot of their fans. Build a fast bike? No, we’ll just charge more to make it sound like a fast bike. Outfit the bike with high performance brakes? No, we’ll just paint the same parts to look like high performance brakes and charge extra. Why can’t they build bikes with all the looks and heritage stuff and actually be high performance instead of pretending to be high performance?

  10. 10 Pinhead Dec 17th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Before you take your calipers apart and put them in a oven understand the choice to paint them rather than powdercoat is most likely the fact they do not recommend rebuilding of there brimbo calipers, they don’t even sell rebuild kits for them. You can get aftermarket rebuild kits but I’m not sure how much I would trust internal brake parts repoped from china.
    I’m pretty sure duel disk brimbo brakes are considered “performance” regardless of what name is on the side of the tank.

  11. 11 richard Dec 17th, 2014 at 4:05 pm


  12. 12 LoneRider Dec 17th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Powder coating kit $50, sending it out to have it done will cost here $75 for ALL three calipers. HD on this one you are way out of line.

  13. 13 U think U know me Dec 17th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I agree with Bob S. I’ll let my motor that I built speak for performance, as it sure didn’t come from the factory that way……needles to say, if I see red brake calipers, I don’t think performance, I think just another widget the MoCo. Is marketing to try to give the impression of perfoamce. After 17 years of riding HD, I wouldn’t purchase a new one if I had the money……I would go Indian or Victory.

  14. 14 Dave Blevins Dec 17th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    If it were actually a high performance unit it would say Brembo, Performance Machine, Hawg Haler, etc.
    Not just be a stock one painted red. Kinda like if I walked around in a fireman’s uniform to make people think I’m a fireman, even though I obviously am not.

  15. 15 Blackmax Dec 17th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Agree with BobS & Dave B.
    Too many aftermarket options that are equal (and in most cases)
    better than what the MoCo chooses to put out.
    Thanks but No Thanks !!!

  16. 16 Patrick Garvin Dec 18th, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Title says that the calipers are to make a “High Performance Statement” …..but the article immediately states that states that they are manufactured from the same components as the OE caliper….the performance is escaping me somehow…

  17. 17 Jammerx Dec 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Well they are Brembo’s, which are considered to be one of the best in the industry. Some folks are never happy…

  18. 18 P. Hamilton Dec 18th, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Patrick Garvin. To make a statement can be appearance and not reality. It means that those red oem brakes will give the appearance of performance, even if they are not. Simple to understand.

  19. 19 BobS Dec 18th, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Jammerx, never said Brembo didn’t make a quality part. Did say H-D was taking an identical to stock part and painting it to look like a higher performance part. Show me six piston calipers on ceramic-composite rotors and you have something worth emulating the look of a high end sports car. Taking the same stock part, painting it bright red like a Porsche, and charging 250-400 dollars more for it is like Detroit in the 80’s putting fake hood scoops and racing stripes on a stock sedan, calling it an SS, and charging more for it.

  20. 20 Mike Dec 18th, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Needs bigger Harley logo, and maybe “Harley Davidson” written on the side as well. I need my friends to know that I bought HD powder coated brake calipers. Otherwise, I won’t be cool.

  21. 21 A 1 CYCLES Dec 18th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    MIKE ^^^^^^^^^^ GETS IT! LOL

  22. 22 Drew Dec 18th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Perhaps they should powdercoat the rotors too.
    That would REALLY make a bold statement 🙂 😉

  23. 23 richards Dec 18th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Some people are always whining about the motor company. they ask why this?, why that?…I’d just reply “If you have to ask, you would’t understand”.

  24. 24 BCinSoCal Dec 18th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Those of you asking “why doesn’t Harley make a high performance bike?”They do, it’s called a V Rod, they sell well in Europe where people are concerned with performance,it’s not as fast as a Jap, or Italian bike, but is not a garbage wagon loaded up with every gadget on the market, extra lights, ten speaker stereo system, GPS, built in telephone, dish washer, and a half dozen other things, then write in to say which are the best tires for high performance riding, on a bike pushing a thousand pounds that is seldom ridden over 80 MPH and has the stability and ability of an elephant on roller skates. If you wanted a performance bike why didn’t you buy one instead of a bagger, then complain about performance. If you want a performance bike that must say Harley Davidson on the tank , there is only one choice, and no I do not have a V Rod , I ride a 21year old FXR, have had them since 85, even had an 82 once.

  25. 25 Seymour Dec 18th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    haha oh my. Sez it all..

  26. 26 BCinSoCal Dec 18th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    If you want a performance bike that says Harley Davidson on the tank there is only one bike you can buy, a V Rod, don’t buy a garbage wagon loaded with add ons then complain about it not having performance, you shouldn’t have bought a bagger a bike about as sporting as an elephant on roller skates

  27. 27 Kyle Dec 18th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Wow. I wish they came in black.

  28. 28 Patrick Garvin Dec 19th, 2014 at 10:16 am

    P. Hamilton, thanks you so much for explaining how simple that is to me and my tiny brain…let me explain something to you –

    the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

  29. 29 The Supreme Team Dec 19th, 2014 at 11:00 am

    What have I been missing out on? Must run to powdercoat shop…surely they have some sparkly gold stuff to go with the Swarovski belt buckle.

    Seriously folks…I know plenty of you have experienced the guy who is afraid to loosen a bolt on a foot peg for fear of the bike not running anymore. THAT is the market they’re going for.

    Besides…it’s just what every other black bike needs!

  30. 30 DG Custom Cycle Dec 19th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Looks like another original idea by Harley…

  31. 31 Shijuka Jan 9th, 2015 at 5:16 am

    calipers are completed in shining red high-temperature paint that looks great on a hoard motorcycle, or adds the ultimate feel to a bike outfitted with practice wheels, a black or chrome front end, or chrome handbrake rotors.

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