SBS, the Scandinavian manufacturer of high performance quality brake pads, has shown its commitment to the American V-twin market by launching brake pads in three different compounds for the all-new Harley-Davidson Street family before the bikes have become widely available.
While the name SBS may not be widely known in the US market, the brand has been available for many years when it supplied Drag Specialties with brake pads under the brand name ‘Drag Specialties by SBS’. The full line of V-twin specific brake pads received a brand change for 2014 and is now promoted as ‘SBS Brakes for American Motorcycles’.
The company’s Sales Manager for North America, Johan Rauff Kristensen, said: “We are proud to supply riders of any bike with the ultimate stopping power, and this is our main reason for changing our approach to the V-twin riders.” He continued: “SBS recognize that these big bikes need different brakes to a dirt bike or a fast track bike, so we decided to develop three different choices of brake pads. These are individually targeted at different bike types and ages – all V-twin – and different riding styles. Since we are the only
company in the industry to offer this choice, we decided that it was time for people to know the company behind this – that’s why we’re now branding ourselves as SBS Brakes.
“The new Harley-Davidson Street 500 and 750 are originally equipped with organic ceramic brake pads, so we recommend replacing them with our ceramic H.HF compound. Should a rider want to upgrade the stopping power, then it’s as simple as replacing the OE pads with our H.CT Carbon Tec upgrade pads. And last but not least, we offer a sinter metallic choice of front H.HS and rear H.LS pads. These are the only aftermarket sinter metal pads with different friction levels front and rear, and therefore the only aftermarket brake pads offering the same brake balance as the factory fitted ones; something that’s essential on modern bikes with ABS systems.”
SBS is available throughout the US and Canada from dealers doing business with leading distributors.
Tel: +45 63 21 15 15