Leading brake pad manufacturer SBS Friction, the official brake pad of the Vance & Hines presented American Flat Track Twins Series, has fitments for late model Indian Motorcycle Scout and Big Twin models, and for prior iterations of Indian branded bikes, including for Scouts as far back as 2001 offered in either sintered or organic compounds.
The company’s H.HS is an HH rated sinter compound for front brake use that delivers a “very high performance that is formulated for low wear, high thermal stability and excellent lever feel, while keeping brake dust to an absolute minimum” according to SBS Daytona, Florida based North American Manager Chris Lyngkilde Jensen.
The H.LS is a sinter compound specifically for rear wheel use. “It has a slightly lower friction coefficient compared to H.HS, helping avoid rear wheel lock-up under hard braking.”
|Chris Lyngkilde Jensen: “We look forward to the launch of the FTR 1200 street version so that customers can reap the benefits of our work in the American Flat Track series”|
High tech H.CT is a carbon based high performance compound, also HH rated and compatible with polished and cast iron rotors for “unmatched feel and control in wet or dry conditions.” It is manufactured with NUCAP NRS technology, which secures an unbreakable mechanical bond between backing plate and friction material.
Offering long life and low dust, SBS’ organic compound H.HF is formulated to be very easy on brake rotors and also manufactured with NUCAP NRS backing plate technology. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada NUCAP is a global manufacturing technology company that developed their permanent bond NRS (NUCAP Retention System) to provide safer, quieter and more cost-effective products for the braking industry.
Hundreds of steel hooks create a permanent, unbreakable mechanical bond between backing plate and friction material. The NRS mechanical attachment is widely appreciated in the braking industry for holding friction material better than any adhesive.
NRS allows brake pads to be run down to the last few millimeters of friction material, while still maintaining 100% retention, enhancing the life of brake pads and saving the rider money. NRS has earned the reputation of being “bulletproof” in its resistance to shear loads, corrosion and heat. NRS-applied pads allow friction manufacturers to engineer friction products that demonstrate an extended duty cycle by retaining overall plate/pad integrity to the absolute end of friction wear.
SBS’ Indian Motorcycle pads are branded in V-twin specific packaging “to have that exclusive visual impact.” SBS says it has the largest selection of brake pads for the Indian FTR 750 flat track bike - “as the many race teams using them have come to realize. As the official brake pad of AFT we are providing race support to all teams using SBS pads,” says Jensen. “We look forward to the launch of the FTR 1200 street version so that customers can reap the benefits of our work in the American Flat Track series.”