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Galfer: Providing stopping power to the world’s top motorcycle racers

Visordown takes a closer look at the product that is responsible for slowing down numerous Moto2, Moto3, and WSBK motorcycle racers; Including Eugene Laverty. 

After fitting some Galfer Moto Discs to my K9 SV650S daily commuter, it got me thinking. Who else uses Galfer discs to bring them to a controlled and rapid stop? 

Available from: Galfer Moto

After a bit of investigation, it turns out Galfer discs are used right up to the highest levels of racing, including Moto2, Moto3 and World Superbikes (WSBK). The disc used specifically is the Racing Disc Wave® CW1. 

So, how does the CW2 disc differ from the CW1 wavey’s that I fitted to my SV? Well, apart from a few extra cooling holes, they’re manufactured to the same level of quality as the full-fat racing discs, like that Remy Gardner uses in the Moto2 championship. Good to know right? 

Benefits of the Racing Disc Wave® CW1

Apart from making your machine looking like a thoroughbred race bike, there are numerous advantages to swapping out the stock discs with Galfer ones, which include: 

  • Reduced weight 

  • Increased stopping power

  • More efficient heat dissipation 

  • Excellent corrosion resistance due to anodized, chromed and stainless material processes 

  • Greatly reduced tendency to warp under extreme heating

  • Maintains a cleaner contact surface with the pad

Whilst changing the discs alone will improve braking performance, I noticed the best results came after swapping to some Galfer G1375 sintered pads and Wezmoto Braided brake lines. These steps literally transformed the braking power on my SV650 - a bike renowned for a rubbish stock brake setup. The only thing the standard discs on an SV are good for is being made into a clock.

Who else uses Galfer Discs? 

Although this might seem slightly-nerdy, here’s a list of all the riders that trusts Galfer to support them with braking equipment.

Remy Gardner - Moto 2

Sam Lowes - Moto 2

Gabriel Rodrigo - Moto 3

Eugene Laverty - WSBK 

Randy Krummenacher - WSS 

Complete Galfer supported riders list

     

Competition

Team

Riders

Class

Country

 

FIM MOTOGP

   

MotoGP

Gresini Racing

Sam Lowes

Moto2

GBR

MotoGP

SAG

Remy Gardner

Moto2

AUS

MotoGP

SAG

Tetsuta Nagashima

Moto2

JAP

MotoGP

Petronas Sprinta Racing

Khairul Idham Pawi

Moto2

MAL

MotoGP

Petronas Sprinta Racing

Jonas Folger

Moto2

GER

MotoGP

Petronas Sprinta Racing

Bradley Smith

Moto2

GBR

MotoGP

Estrella Galicia 0,0

Alonso López

Moto3

ESP

MotoGP

Estrella Galicia 0,0

Sergio García

Moto3

ESP

MotoGP

Gresini Racing

Gabriel Rodrigo

Moto3

ARG

MotoGP

Gresini Racing

Ricardo Rossi

Moto3

ITA

MotoGP

Gresini Racing

Jeremy Alcoba

Moto3

ESP

MotoGP

Leopard Racing

Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Moto3

ITA

MotoGP

Leopard Racing

Marcos Ramirez

Moto3

ESP

MotoGP

SIC 58

Niccolò Antonelli

Moto3

ITA

MotoGP

SIC 58

Tatsuki Suzuki

Moto3

JAP

MotoGP

Reale-Avintia Racing

Stefano Nepa

Moto3

ITA

MotoGP

Petronas Sprinta Racing

John Mcphee

Moto3

SCO

MotoGP

Petronas Sprinta Racing

Ayumu Sasaki

Moto3

JAP

MotoGP

Prustel GP

Jakub Kornfeil

Moto3

CZE

MotoGP

Prustel GP

Filip Salac

Moto3

CZE

 

WSBK

   

WSBK

Go Eleven

Eugene Laverty

SBK

GBR

WSBK

Evan Bros Bardahl

Randy Krummenacher

SSP

SUI

WSBK

Evan Bros Bardahl

Federico Caricasulo

SSP

ITA

WSBK

DS Junior Team

Marc Garcia

SSP300

ESP

WSBK

DS Junior Team

Yuta Okaya

SSP300

JAP

WSBK

DS Junior Team

Jose Luis Perez

SSP300

ESP

That’s a pretty impressive array of riders, and for good reason. These discs and pads work a treat. From road to race, there’s a Galfer disc to suit everyone. 

Find out more: http://galfer.eu/index.php/en/galfer-moto

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