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MOTORCYCLE/ATV SBS Upgrades Brake-Pad Bonding Method

SBS Friction’s upgraded method for bonding friction material to backing plate for the RSI product range

SVENDBORG, Denmark – SBS Friction, a leading motorcycle brake-pad manufacturer, has introduced an upgrade of its RSI compound with an indestructible mechanical bonding. It is a sintered compound formulated for high thermal stability, powerful and predictable fade-free performance.

The upgraded RSI compound has been in development and testing for several years. The process included input from professional MX-GP rider Shaun Simpson.

“Braking is quite an important part of riding,” said the racer. “I like to be in touch with the brakes and I ride a bit on the rear brakes, so it puts a lot of pressure into the system and the heat is just unbelievable.

“SBS has managed to handle this perfectly and I feel great on track using the upgraded RSI.”

The RSI product range is a performance upgrade choice of MX-GP World Championship, MX-GP and MX2 teams and riders.

According to SBS CSO Christel Munk Pedersen, “The upgraded SBS off-road compound is dedicated to riders who ride professionally or in dry conditions.”

“This upgrade is part of our commitment to going towards 100-oercebt NRS Safe in our whole product program. The NUCAP Retention System (NRS) is the most advanced mechanical attachment technology with a zero-failure rate – just where we want to be”.

“The braking environment demands components that are capable of standing up to its violent vibration as well as incredible heating and cooling fluctuations,” explained NUCAP CEO Montu Khokhar. “NRS Safe attachment is a mechanism that does not fail.”

The SBS Off-Road program also includes the SI compound for hobby use and the PSI for ATV/UTVs.

About SBS Friction A/S

SBS Friction A/S is a Danish based company that develops, manufactures and markets brake pads and friction solutions for motorcycles, scooters, ATV/UTVs, special cars and industrial applications including wind turbines.

Its product range also includes other brake components such as brake discs, brake shoes, brake pins and accessory parts.

The company’s history goes back to 1964. In the 1970s it was the first to introduce aftermarket disc brake pads for motorcycles. SBS is first in the European aftermarket for motorcycle brake pads Its distribution network is spread to around 50 countries around the world including the U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia in addition to the European Union.

The customer portfolio also comprises OEM customers such as brake system, vehicle and machine manufacturers, and we are also due to our friction know how a supplier to other industries such as wind turbines. Source: SBS Friction A/S announcement

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