DP Brakes

About Us

Quad BikeIf someone were to list motorcycling's five most significant innovations, disc brakes would surely be included near the top. Oddly though, as far as disc brakes are concerned, it took the motorcycle industry two decades to catch up with the rest of the mechanized world. The automotive and aircraft industries have been using disc brakes since the 1940's. It wasn't until the late 1960's that disc brakes became popular among motorcycle manufacturers.

Actually, the aircraft industry should be credited for pioneering disc brake technology and it was Dunlop Aviation in England who did the pioneering. When World War II began, aircraft still used expanding drum brakes but as war planes got heavier and faster, it was obvious that a new type of brake system was necessary. Dunlop Aviation took up the challenge and by the late 1940's had developed the disc brake.

Even though disc brakes improved braking performance, further improvement was necessary for wet conditions. Dunlop Aviation again took the initiative, introducing sintered metal disc brake pads in 1955.

The ability of this new material to penetrate the film of water that forms on a disc was a major improvement over the organic friction materials. Based on this success, Dunlop Aviation was later commissioned by the British Government to incorporate sintered disc brake technology for motorcycle applications. Thus was born DP BRAKES.

To this day sintered metal still provides state-of-the-art braking performance. The world's major motorcycle manufacturers have recognized the benefits of sintered metal. Today, over 95 percent of motorcycles produced are fitted with sintered metal brake pads as original equipment.

DP BRAKES position in the motorcycle market is unique because it is the only manufacturer that concentrates 100 percent of its production on sintered metal pads.

At DP BRAKES we define quality as the ability to consistently provide our customers with a product we are proud of.  We have therefore entered in to a partnership with the BSI Group to acheive ISO9001:2015 certification.  Please click these links to see our QUALITY POLICY STATEMENT and CERTIFICATE.


This makes DP BRAKES the ideal replacement for the sintered metal brake pads fitted as original equipment.




Version 1.0, May 2018


This privacy policy sets out the basis on which any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Some of this information will be personal data, which is specifically protected under the Data Protection Act 1998.

By accessing and browsing our website, you confirm that you accept and give your consent to the processing of your personal data as described in this Policy.

You are advised to read this Policy carefully before using our website and the services provided through it.


Our Information

This website is owned and operated by Phil Ayliff Product Ltd (PAP Ltd). We are a Limited Company registered in England.

Our registered office is located at 25 Alliance Close, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6SD.

PAP Ltd is classed under the GDPR regulations as a data controller.  That means we decide how your personal data we receive is processed and for what purposes.


How we may use information provided by you?

We will use the information provided by you to:

  • Process orders placed by you on our online store. 
  • Provide you with information about other products or services that we may offer.
  • Notify you about changes to our services.
  • Communicate with you regarding enquiries or complaints made by you.
  • Ensure that content from our website is presented to you in the most effective way.
  • You may receive communication from us by mail, email, or by phone.
  • If you do decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, opportunities, newsletters etc.
  • If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you may opt-out of these communications by replying ‘unsubscribe’ to our emails.

What type of information is collected about you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, telephone number and IP address.  We use this information to process any online orders you place with us.

We may automatically collect technical information about the device used by you to access our website (for example, the internet protocol (IP) address of the device and the characteristics of such device) and about your visit (for example, the pages viewed by you, how you moved on our website and how long you spent on particular pages).  We may also use this information to keep our website safe and secure, for website improvement and to ensure that content is presented effectively for you and your device.  We do not obtain or hold any special or intrusive information with PAP ltd.



Our website uses small text files, called cookies, which are automatically stored on your device when you access and use certain features of our website. Cookies are unique, so we use them to identify you from other users for the purposes as described above.  Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies or change your device’s cookie settings, you may not be able to access all of our website’s features. Please note that we do not store personal data within ‘cookies’.


Disclosing your information

Please be assured that we will not release your information to third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes. We use a secure online payment processor (PayPal), who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.

We will not share your personal information with any third party unless required to by law.


Where we store your personal information

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.


Security of your personal information

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted and any transmission is therefore at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict internal procedures and security measures to try to prevent unauthorised access.


Updating your information

To let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated by contacting us at info@dp-brakes.com


Your rights

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us at info@dp-brakes.com or by replying “Unsubscribe” to any of our emails. 

You may exercise your right to be forgotten by contacting info@dp-brakes.com and we will permanently delete any information we hold about you.

The Data Protection Act 1998 also gives you the right to access the information we hold about you, subject to certain exemptions. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with that Act.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which we feel are relevant.  Once you use these links and leave our website you should note that we do not have any control over these websites.  This Policy does not extend to these websites



If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the of the other provisions of this policy will not be affected.

Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising and right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

This agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales.  All disputes arising under this agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.


Changes to this Policy

PAP Ltd has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will include a note of the change(s) that have been made at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


Contacting us

If you have any questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy please contact us at info@dp-brakes.com