DP Sport HH+ brake pads

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - The Good Stuff - Chris New­big­ging

How long: One month

Cost: £60 for two pairs

Con­tact: part­seu­rope.eu

THESE ARE the pads we used for PB’S 2008 Fire­blade project. They gave lots of power, de­liv­ered with pro­gres­sion and sen­si­tiv­ity, and with no fade. If you’re not fa­mil­iar, our Honda weighs 173kg full of flu­ids, so in­evitably it would try to lift the rear on the brakes. These pads al­low you to finely con­trol the point of rear wheel lift, or trail brak­ing. We’ve noted the fric­tion ma­te­rial is easy to dam­age fit­ting them over discs, or to im­ple­ments used to prize pads apart. Not a prob­lem if you fit pads and mostly leave them undis­turbed un­til brake main­te­nance or pad re­place­ment time, but knock­ing chunks out of them could be a con­cern if you’re reg­u­larly swapping wheels for rac­ing or track­days: they’d be due a higher score if it wasn’t for that.

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