Overview

The V-Strom uses front and rear disc brakes.
The front brakes are composed of dual 310 mm (12.2 inches) discs.
The rear brakes are composed of a single 260 mm (10.2 inches) disc.

ABS

In some DL650 models there is ABS (2007+ Gen1, All Gen2), but not with the DL1000 models.

Brake Pads

Brake pads are a component of disk brakes used in automotive and other applications. Brake pads are steel backing plates with friction material bound to the surface that faces the disk brake rotor.

Brake Pad Replacement

A common maintenance task is to replace worn out brake pads with new ones:
DL1000 Front Brake Pad Replacement.

Rear Master Cylinder Schematic


Alternative Brake Pads

After market companies offer alternative brake pads that are supposedly brake stronger and/or last longer that the Suzuki OEM brake pads.

EBC

EBC HH + Sintered Brake Pads part numbers:
Front Right: FA229HH
Front Left: FA231HH
Rear: FA174HH
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Galfer

http://www.stromtrooper.com/sv-racing-parts/69134-sv-racing-parts-galfer-black-ss-brake-line-kits-galfer-brake-pads-3.html

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Brake Lines

Alternative Brake Lines

Galfer

http://www.stromtrooper.com/sv-racing-parts/69134-sv-racing-parts-galfer-black-ss-brake-line-kits-galfer-brake-pads-3.html
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References

1. V-Strom.info
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_pad