Andy Lacayo has been bringing his motorcycles in to Galfer R&D for the last five years. He’s a great friend to the company and super guy all around. Here’s what he has to say about braking and specifically, why he chooses to upgrade to Galfer braking systems right away on his motorcycles.
“I was fortunate enough to own two bikes that were in their first production years, the Yamaha Super Tenere and the Honda CBR250R. Both extremely different motorcycles for two different purposes. I take breaking very seriously so first place I took these two bikes was to Galfer for brake line upgrades. Galfer installed steel braided lines on both bikes. The Honda having simpler braking system and the Yamaha a little more complex, the result was the same. I found that with the stock rubber lines both motorcycles had a soft almost delayed response when braking. With the steel braided lines both bikes had a significant improvement in feel and responsiveness. The Yamaha in particular has ABS and with the steel lines I have much better feel and control over when the ABS system engages. I’ve also had the privilege of visiting Galfer’s facilities and meeting the staff. With the level of professionalism and expertise of Galfer’s staff and the performance of Galfer’s steel lines, they will always be a necessary component in all my motorcycles.”