History

AP Racing has been a major manufacturer of Motorcycle Brake and Clutch systems.
Technical innovation is our hallmark. Here are a few of our achievements.

Rickman In 1966 AP Racing introduced the first commercially available racing disc brake system, and this was used to great effect by the Tom Kirby Rickman Metisse Team.
 

MV Augusta

In 1973 AP Racing disc brakes were used by MV Augusta to win the 500cc World Championship , the first time disc brakes had been used to win a World Championship.

Mclenea
In 1983 AP Racing developed a rim mounted brake, which has only recently been copied by several manufacturers.



CP3125 handle bar master cylinderCP4125 handle bar master cylinder
In 1985 AP Racing introduced the world patented variable ratio master cylinder. This award winning product has become an industry standard.
Wayne Rainey
In 1988 AP Racing developed the first Carbon/Carbon brake system in conjuction with the Kenny Roberts Lucky Strike Yamaha Team, and in the hands of Wayne Rainey, won first time out at the British Grand Prix. Following this success Carbon Brakes became the standard for Grand Prix Racing.
Kevin Schwantz
In 1993 AP Racing used Advanced MMC Materials to produce the six piston calipers used by Kevin Schwantz to win the 500cc World Championship for Suzuki.
Chandler
In 1995 AP Racing developed a lightweight iron brake system for Team Muzzy Kawasaki in the USA and this went on to win the AMA Superbike Championship 2 years in a row.
Troy Bayliss
In 1999 the latest version of the AP Racing Superbike Brake System was used by Troy Bayliss and the GSE INS Ducati team to win the British Superbike Championship.
CP4325-3 dual bore master cylinder
In 2001 AP Racing continued to bring technical innovation to the market with its dual bore master cylinder.
David DeGea
AP Racing radial brake systems have been dominating the Spanish Superbike Championships, winning in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Forcimsa-Cop de Gas 1 Honda winner of 24 hour Frigo de Motociclisme del Circuit de Catalunya 07
In 2007 BQR Racing Honda winner of 24 hour Frigo de Motociclisme del Circuit de Catalunya July 7th/8th 2007. AP Racing radial brake system with CP4488 calipers, CP4125-26 master cylinder.