Galfer unveils big and small sportbike options

Publish Date: 
Feb 23, 2014
By Bruce Steever

OXNARD, Calif. – Galfer USA has several new applications for both ends of the sporting motorcycle market.

Galfer’s ubiquitous Wave Rotor is a designed for both both street and track use, making it a common choice for many Ducati owners. Crafted from Galfer’s high carbon 420 SS/8 composite, these rotors are heat-treated and laser cut to assure warping resistance, the company said.

The full-floating construction allows the rotor to expand as the surface heats up and ensures optimum pad-to-rotor contact at all times, while the wave design allows air to pass over every point of the brake pad surface, keeping the entire system cooler. The result is a claimed improvement in lever feel and modulation, which equates to increased confidence on the bike.

Thanks to Ducati’s use of standardized mounting styles across the line, Galfer’s Wave Rotors fit a wide variety of bikes in the range, including the current models of both the 796 Hypermotard and Monster, the Streetfighter 848, Monster 1100 and all 1200cc Multistrada models. Wave Rotors retail for $320 each.

On the far end of the sportbike spectrum lays Honda’s humble yet super-entertaining Grom 125. The small bike is already a hit with tuners, and Galfer’s has custom braking components covered, with options for stainless steel brake lines ($55 each), front pads ($38.95) and front and rear rotors ($139 each).

Thanks to the Grom’s minimal mass, braking improvements due to the improved hardware should be highly rewarding, according to the company.