In recent years, various motorcycle manufacturers have started providing, what is called, sintered brake pads with their high-end performance motorcycles right from the factory. Known to offer better performance over conventional or organic brake pads, sintered brake pads have now become more or less the standard choice for riders of performance oriented motorcycles. So what is it?
While all of the positives of sintered brake pads are appealing, they do have their drawbacks. One of these is the wear and tear that they put on rotors. In fact, if your bike’s rotors are not made to be used with sintered pads, you should absolutely not use them. Sintered pads produce more wear on rotors because they are so hard. If you are a casual rider who likes to opt for the easiest maintenance on your bike, you might want to choose organic pads because it is easier to change pads than it is rotors. Sintered pads are also louder than organics when the brakes are applied. You can expect to pay more for sintered pads because the materials and the processes used to make them are more expensive.
As the name suggests, sintered brake pads are created through the process of sintering where metallic particles are fused under heat and pressure to create a compound with very high resistance to friction. Nowadays, copper is used extensively in the creation of sintered pads.
Sintered brake pads offer various advantages:
- High resistance to friction
- High resistance to extreme heat
- Consistently good performance in various weather and riding conditions
|Part #||Description||Sug. Retail Price|
|1721-1901||DP Brakes 541 Sintered Metal Brake Pad||$37.95|
|1721-1902||DP Brakes 542 Sintered Metal Brake Pad||$40.95|
|1721-1903||DP Brakes 543 Sintered Metal Brake Pad||$40.95|
|1721-1904||DP Brakes 544 Sintered Metal Brake Pad||$40.95|
|1721-1905||DP Brakes 545 Sintered Metal Brake Pad||$40.95|
|1721-2134||DP Brakes 533 Sintered Metal Brake Pad||$37.95|
|1721-2163||DP Brakes 549 Sintered Metal Brake Pad||$45.95|
|1721-2164||DP Brakes 550 Sintered Metal Brake Pad||$45.95|