Spanish brake component manufacturer Galfer is well known for its brake discs, especially its unique ‘Wave’ disc design. The company is always updating its programme of over 3,000 fitments, and the latest to be released are the front and rears for Honda’s CRF 1000L Africa Twin and a front for the Yamaha MT-07.
|Front floating ‘Wave’ disc for the Africa Twin|
Made in laser-cut stainless steel with a high carbon content, Galfer’s ‘Waves’ are direct replacements for the stock disc (so no alternate brackets or hardware are needed), so are therefore TÜV certified (KBA nº 61147 / 61148).
The lower unsprung weight (between 15-25%) means improved performance, with the design noted for its improvement over stock disc braking power, better heat dissipation, excellent resistance to corrosion and less tendency to warp.
|Rear fixed ‘Wave’ disc for the Africa Twin|
The ‘Wave’ is said to maintain cleaner contact between the surfaces of the pad and disc; the carrier is available in anodised high-resistance aluminium (7075 T6 - 6082 T6) and the brake track in stainless steel (AISI 420), adding further options for personalisation to an area of the bike not normally associated with custom detailing.
|Front floating ‘Wave’ disc for the MT-07|
In other news from the Spanish manufacturer, the well-known Italian racing team of former world champion Fausto Gresini has signed a partnership with Galfer for the 2017 season to use dual front and single rear ‘Wave’ racing discs on the Honda Moto3 Factory 2017 HRC NSF250RW bikes of Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Martin. This follows HRC validating Galfer’s CW1 discs and certifying them for use on the official HRC Moto3 2017 bikes.
INDUSTRIAS GALFER S.A.