Irrespective of what motorcycle / bike you own, now days most of the bikes are equipped with hydraulic disc brakes for better performance and low maintenance. In-fact now days, many Indian bikes (motorcycles) are coming with disc as standard in both front and rear.
The primary consumable part of a hydraulic disc brake system is the brake pads which helps to stop the wheel. Read more about the mechanism
Every motorcycle vendor provides a manual for their periodical maintenance and they recommend to check disc pads for wear and tear to replace them when needed. But what exactly do you need to check to understand whether your bike’s disc pads require replacement ? Since usually for certain bikes Yamaha or HH ZMA or ZMR, disc pads are pretty costly, so to push in sell, sometime service center may force you to change the pads even if that’s not required. Where as on other hand, if you don’t replace them on time, you may lose braking ability thus causing serious accident.
How to understand when do you require a disc pad change ?
Above is a picture to compare between two disc pads, one which requires change and another which is new and workable !! Please notice the decrease of brake pad action surface and that is a very good indication towards a change.