Ceramic pads are the pads of choice for me because they give off less brake dust. I feel they give the same stopping power of their counterparts, and their cost is comparable. Longevity seems about the same also.
I ride a Suzuki VL1500. It's a pretty heavy bike and I ride on the Blueridge Parkway every summer. That road requires a lot of heavy braking. This bike goes through brakes pretty quick, but these last better than any others I have tried. The only complaint I have is that they seem to squeal a lot. They also leave a lot of brake dust on my wheels. I will order them again unless I can find something that is cleaner and quieter.
Replaced the rear only with these on my 2002 Kawasaki Concours and couldn't believe the smoothness in stopping. They are very quiet so far. Only 75 city miles on them at this time, but I am greatly impressed. Will definitely replace the front brakes (when it is time) with the same brand.
I recently purchased these ceramic brake pads for my 2006 Victory Hammer. After having some difficulty navigating the website, I called their 1-800 # and with the help of a very nice young lady, I was on my way to stopping safely. I ordered them on Tuesday and received them the next morning, could not have asked for better service. Bryan / Elk river Mn
Replaced the original brake pads on the front of my '06 YAM VSTAR with these and am very pleased with the bite and the quiet feature. My friends have been replacing with semi-metallics and they squeal like crazy. They say they will last longer but I would rather have the quiet than the longevity. Like 'em.