Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG has introduced its latest premium sintered metal motorcycle brake pads through its subsidiary TRW. The new TRW Sinter Road & Track (SRT) brake pads have General Certification (ABE) qualification and are said to offer a stable pressure point, consistent and fade-free braking power under high thermal loads, low manual force and optimal sensitivity.
In a direct hot pressing process, the sintered metal pad mixture is applied to the back plate by means of a conductive sintering process. According to ZF, the result is a high-quality, standardised pad structure which ensures that the pads maintain a constant coefficient of friction until the defined remaining pad thickness has been reached. Compared to conventional sintered metal pads, they are also said to exhibit considerably longer durability and more precise sensitivity under high loads.
The TRW SRT brake pads benefit from ZF’s patented Nucap Retention System (NRS) technology, in which the brake pad’s back plates are equipped with a hook profile that permanently embeds itself into the friction material. The new pads can be combined with a motorcycle’s original brake discs, as well as with all TRW discs.