SBS Introduces New Brake Pad Backing Plate Technology

SBS Introduces New Brake Pad Backing Plate Technology

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By SBS Friction

SBS Introduces New Backing Plate Technology For DS Dual Sinter

Svendborg, Denmark – SBS Friction A/S, the leading manufacturer of brake parts for motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, and SxS vehicles for leisure and race use, is introducing an innovative new backing plate technology for its top-level racing compound, DS Dual Sinter. HeRidium as the new technology is called, is designed to match the extreme racing conditions and requirements for backing plate stability in World Superbike, and especially in 24 Hours World Endurance Stock class categories.

 

SBS brake pads with HeRi technology are labeled on the backing plate and on the product packaging. Image courtesy SBS Friction.
SBS brake pads with HeRi technology are labeled on the backing plate and on the product packaging. Image courtesy SBS Friction.

 

To improve backing plate strength and stability, and significantly reduce the risk of deformation (bending) and compound taper wear, SBS introduces the HeRidium backing plate technology – an innovative new technology composed of high-tech steel with specialized heat treatment.

 

The unique performance properties of SBS HeRi backing plate technology. Image courtesy SBS Friction.
The unique performance properties of SBS HeRi backing plate technology. Image courtesy SBS Friction.

“Over the past 25 years, motorcycles used for racing have developed a lot; more powerful engines, new tire compounds, suspension components, and a lot of technological integrations, just to highlight some of the developments taking place. All of this affects the amount of pressure put on the brakes as lap times get shorter and shorter, especially in extreme and high-performance races. With the new and innovative backing plate technology presented with HeRidium, we can meet what some of our Partners in Racing have requested, stronger backing plates capable of handling even the most powerful scenarios in racing,” Allan Østli, Race Manager @ SBS

 

SBS brake pads with HeRi technology are labeled on the backing plate and on the product packaging. Image courtesy SBS Friction.
SBS brake pads with HeRi technology are labeled on the backing plate and on the product packaging. Image courtesy SBS Friction.

The HeRidium backing plate technology will be implemented on specific Dual Sinter products and can be identified by the new identifier on the label and the product packaging. Get the overview on pages 60-62 in the new SBS Racing Brake Book 2024.

HeRidium-enforced DS-1 and DS-2 products will be available for purchase in the market from July 2024.

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