Hampshire Motorcycle Centre Southampton

Calipers Southampton - Motorcycle / Motorbike Caliper Upgrades


Brake Conversions and Upgrades


Brand: Cost (Pair inc Fitting):  To Replace:  Notes: 
Type: 6 Piston Axial 40's £735.00  2 Pot Tokico Sliding  Price Includes Brackets 
Type: 6 Piston Axial 40's £605.00  6 Pot Tokico Axial  Direct Fit 
Type: 4 Piston Axial 40's £445.00  6 Pot Tokico Axial  Direct Fit 
Type: 4 Piston Radial 108's  £535.00  4 Pot Tokico Radials  Direct Fit 
Brembo Rear
Type: 2 piston Rear   £290 / £315   2 Pot Tokico Rear  Price incl. fitting kit 


Due to a high volume of interest, we have begun working on Brembo Rear Caliper conversions to replace those troublesome 2 piston calipers found on so many Suzuki's. 

Currently, we can do GSXR1300 Hayabusa's from (1999 - current model), B-King's, Bandit 1200 (1996 - 2000) and GSXR1000's (2003 - 2011).  Cost of the kit is £290 FITTED (£315 on the Bandit's) - this includes: The bracket, caliper, the torque arm (where required), pads and fluids - ALL BRAND NEW. 

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Please note that where a bracket is required, there is an additional lead time of around 14 days. The brackets used are bespoke to the machine and the replacement caliper, and are made to order as a result.    

Please call for Refurbished Prices - Most are around £230-£350 fitted. It's always worth a call! Please be aware stock is limited on high quality refurbished calipers.  Race performance MONO-BLOCK calipers are available too.    

All prices include FREE FITTING or POSTAGE 

Brake FAQ's 

Q: I've put new pads in my brakes, but the lever still comes back to the bar?!

A: the pads are responsible for creating friction against the disc that slows you down, NOT for applying the pressure that enables them to do this. The likelihood is that there is air in your brake fluid, or one or more of your caliper pistons is stuck.

Q: I've fitted braided lines/a new master cylinder to my bike but my brakes still feel spongy!? 

A: The likelihood is that there is air in your brake fluid, or one or more of your caliper pistons is stuck.

Q: I had my calipers rebuilt not long ago, but they seem as bad as they were before.... 

A:: The original calipers on many bikes are made by Tokico, as a general rule, we have found that once they have perished to the point of pushing the seals out or suffering sticky pistons, they are very likely to do it again in very little time. This is normally due to the lack of sufficient corrosion proofing in the grooves that hold the seals, the alloy oxidises creating aluminium oxide (white powder gunk) that pushes on the seals trapping the pistons. Equally, the distance between the piston edge and caliper is relatively large (by comparison to the Nissin's) this can lead to the pistons moving off centre and getting stuck.

It is for this reason that we offer the Nissin Upgrades, they last for years and years without major overhaul, and maintain solid, firm and confident braking.   

We do of course recommend regular cleaning of ALL caliper types to ensure correct functionality - these are your brakes after all! 

Front Caliper Upgrades:  We are proud to offer Brand NEW and Refurbished Nissin Brake Calipers to a range of Kawasaki and Suzuki Motorcycles, fitted at our workshop here in Southampton. 
Too often we hear of and see poor quality brakes - spongy feel, poor grip, and soft levers being among some of the complaints.  More often than not, we have found that even after thorough cleaning, polishing and new seals, many of the Original Equipment calipers remain less effective than they should be, or return to their old ways in short order. 

This of course, gets very costly and frustrating! 

We have a better way - using high quality New and second hand Nissin calipers, refurbished on site, that fit directly to your model with NO MODIFICATION! 

We have sourced, refurbished and fitted Nissin calipers to the following models, resulting in excellent feel, power and longevity. What's more, in many of these cases, the Upgrade was CHEAPER than the cost of parts and labour to refresh the old calipers! 

Hayabusa GSX1300R's  
Bandit 1200's  
Gladius 650's  
Bandit 650's  
Versys 650's  
ZR-7 / ZR-7S  
ZZR 1200's  
GSXR 750's / 1000's  
SV 1000's  
GSR 600's  

ZZR 600's / 1100's - a Nissin conversion is available on request, but requires a modified caliper. And we keep adding more! 


If there is anything at all you need, any part for any bike - just call
02380224895. Please note, we are not open Sunday or Monday.