I was able to test the Honda master cylinder and pads for about two hours of ride time. The most noticeable change is the the rock solid feel at the lever. The brake engages much sooner now, which is one of the main things I was looking for. Also, there is no fade or any change in lever feel when riding for an extended period of time. As for braking performance as in the strength of the brake, it was slightly stronger. The best change was that the lever was stronger sooner, but wasn't as grabby as the previous set-up I was running. Even with the EBC oversize rotor, the braking was strong but controlled . Overall I am happier with the new set-up ( honda master cylinder and pads, EBC 280mm rotor, stock brake hose, Motul RFB 600 brake fluid), but was expecting a bit more overall strength?