Why bikes do some race bikes have carbon brakes, but never ceramic ones?
Brembo make ceramic brakes for road supercars such as Ferrari, but not for motorcycles. Ceramic brakes have many benefits over conventional ones, while the pads wear like a normal friction material, the disc will never wear out, so it is a disc for the bike’s life. Ceramic discs are also lighter than metal and will not warp. However, as a ceramic disc for a motorcycle is very thin in comparison with a car disc it can be brittle and on a bike’s exposed wheel this is a problem. Ceramic is also more expensive to produce, which is the major stumbling block.
‘Ceramic can be brittle, which is a problem on a bike’