Motorcycle Brake System
Transferring the brake pads’ resistance to motion to the wheels and on to the tires’ contact patches are the brake discs or drums. Discs are typically made from stainless steel, while drums are lined with cast iron. Both materials provide a durable, heat-resistant surface for the brake pads to press against. Modern brake discs are relieved, and or drilled, to assist in cooling and to help shed water and debris.