Oh hey hello, I just recently joined. New owner of a Vitpilen 701. Quick question, Husky sells a front rotor that’s supposed to give 25% extra stopping power. Something I find hard to believe. It’s just a Galfer, in the same diameter. Nothing wrong with Galfer rotors, but apart from the wave pattern, I don’t understand. Can anyone compare? I love good brakes, but I don’t care for wave rotors just for the sake of it…
(meanwhile I ordered the Brembo SC pads, to get bit better brake feel)
Unless it has a larger diameter, or a larger surface area (would also require matching larger pad), then I don’t see how it could increase stopping “power” by that large percentage.
It could shed debris and possibly shed heat quicker, being the wave, but other than that I am with you in not really liking wave rotors.
Other than physically increasing mechanical advantage, you could do a more aggressive pad, but that always comes with compromise such as dust, squeal, and wear.
Yeah, I though so, they look cool and all, but I wonder what it actually adds.
Talking about pads, I replaced the stock pads with Brembo SC pads (“race pads” fwiw). Model number is 07BB19SC and that does make a significant difference. Better modulation imho and more stopping power.
First impressions: after initial scrub-in, they’re noticeably better than the stock ones. Which felt hard to me. These feel softer and give better bite and modulation, even on cold rotors. Added bonus: they hiss…
As on many bikes, upgrading the brake pads are a significant improvement.
Will keep us updated once I rack up more miles.
This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Max Kool.