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Tuesday 16 April 2024


SBS - New H.LS V-Twin Rear Brake Pad Compound

Danish brakes specialist SBS has taken another step along its 'Better Brakes' series pathway with a new improved braking performance compound developed specifically for V-twin models - its H.LS V-twin compound (also available for 'mainstream/metric' manufacturer models as the new LS pad).

The H.LS now gives SBS dealers the option of offering their customers SBS 'Better Brakes' options at both front and rear - "achieving improved brake performance throughout their system, while also reducing their environmental footprint when riding motorcycles," says Marketing & Product Manager Thomas Midtgaard-Jørgensen.

"When it comes to stopping distance, the new LS compound has a significantly improved performance of +8.5% compared to our prior V-twin fitment. Using our 'Better Brakes' front and rear pads together gives riders get even better maneuverability in brake situations - while also getting the same brake effect with the use of less force.

"We have also seen more grip in the initial bite, better lever feel throughout the braking sequence, improved heat stability and fade resistance and overall improved comfort when braking."

The product transition into SBS 'Better Brakes' includes transition of more than 95% of brake pad products produced by the company and the removal of hazardous materials from production at the manufacturing plant in Denmark. 

"The re-engineering also delivers an improved working environment for mechanics and in workshops worldwide.". SBS 'Better Brakes' sinter compounds are produced without copper, nickel and ceramic compounds without antimony.

All SBS brake pad products will be equipped with integrated NRS Technology, which locks the compound material to the backing plate, and all compounds for public roads will be approved according to ECE R90.