Galfer USA Puts the Brakes on Empire Freestyle Stars Nick “Apex,” Ernie Vigil

16 05 2014

OXNARD, CA – May 16, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Whether they are stunting or drifting, Empire Freestyle stars Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “EDub” Vigil use Galfer brake components to get their bikes stopped with precision. Galfer USA provides all of the stopping power needed for Empire Freestyle, one of the top street stunt teams in the United States.

140516 Empire Freestyle is outfitted with Galfer brake components

Empire Freestyle is outfitted with Galfer brake components
(Photo from Empire Freestyle Facebook page)

Nick and Ernie switch between their stunt bikes and their drift bikes. Their street freestyle performances are a highlight of motorcycle shows, rallies and bike weeks across the nation. They use a combination of Galfer steel-braided brake lines, brake pads, master cylinders and rotors for the accurate, predictable braking that their riding style requires.

140516 Galfer Nick “Apex” Brocha

Nick “Apex” Brocha
(Photo from Empire Freestyle Facebook page)

When it comes to stunting and drifting, Nick says, “Both of them rely on very accurate braking, so we were looking for a company that had a full line of gear, from rotors to master cylinders. Galfer offers all of that, and we trust our lives to their brakes, as all motorcyclists do. We’ve never had anything but the best of luck with their products.”

140516 Galfer Ernie “EDub” Vigil

Ernie “EDub” Vigil
(Photo from Empire Freestyle Facebook page)

Nick and Ernie are perhaps best known for their Motorcycle Vs. Car Drift Battle videos. There are three battles on YouTube, and together they have more than 40 million views. Both riders seem to defy the laws of physics, sliding their motorcycles through tight turns and drifting their rear tires to the very edge of the road. And they do it all with Galfer brakes.

Fans can see Nick and Ernie put their Galfer brakes to the ultimate test by visiting their home online,

From the track to the street, Galfer USA distributes the full range of Galfer brake components. Galfer’s wave rotors, brake pads and brake lines provide more consistent, predictable braking and increased modulation, giving all riders a competitive edge when it comes to stopping like a pro. The family-run company was founded by Maffio Milesi in 1946, and in 1992, Galfer expanded from its roots in Barcelona, Spain, to the United States. Keep up with Galfer USA at and follow @GalferUSA on Twitter and Instagram.



Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle

20 01 2011

January 20, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – A stretched 05 Kawasaki ZX10 piloted by Nick “Apex” Brocha vs. a Corvette-Powered RX7 driven by Jim Guthrie in a high speed drifting battle.

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Nick’s Icon Gear:
Variant Salvo HiViz Helmet
Overlord Prime Hero Jacket
Overlord Prime Pants
Overlord Gloves
Patrol Boots

Jim’s Icon Gear:
Alliance Reflective Helmet
29’r Gloves

Canon 5D
Canon 7D
Panasonic GH1
GoPro Hero HD

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