How are the EBC HH Sintered rated for BMW?
I LOVE them . SO much better than the original Brembo Organic. I had issues with inconsistent brake feedback just on the street with the Brembo Organic. Just before I went out for my first track event, I decided to get some quality pads on there. I know Brembo makes sintered pads, but I've had great experience with EBC products on my vehicles so I thought I'd give it a shot with the bike. EBC Double H Sintered Pads were also nearly half the price of Brembo Sintered.
They are FANTASTIC. Very confident braking at the track, smooth, linear, aggressive bite. No fading what-so ever. The pads behave the very same on the street, even in the rain. I don't know how well they will do in ambient temperatures of <55*F, so I'll find out this winter. I've only had my pads during this summer, with temps between 55*f and 105*f. Initial cold bite is just as good, although I'll say it's slightly better, than Brembo Organic pads. Where the EBC brakes really shine is in consistent feeling/feedback, zero fading, affordable price, and when they warm up, they bite harder than the Brembo organic ever would/could. I've put over 3k street miles and one track day on mine and would HIGHLY recommend them to other R1200R owners. Definitely give the pads enough time to bed in. Don't be rash to judge them until after you got some stopping miles on them.
I did both front calipers and rear caliper on OEM rotors. Again, I think it's a perfect pad for street/track tame/playful riding. The Brembo Sintered pads may be better, however aftering using the EBCs, I can't see how much better they could possibly be. Then you have to ask yourself, is the improvement worth the additional cost? EBCs are a great bang for buck without compromising quality/performance for cash.
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