• Celebrating 75 Years

A History of Inspired Engineering

Seventy-five years ago, Hayes Performance Systems began as HH Products, a Milwaukee manufacturer of parts for outboard motors. It morphed into an agricultural and small-engine components parts supply company. It was not until the 1950s that Hayes got involved in brakes, designing the first disc brake caliper for a go-kart. By 1958, we were manufacturing disc brakes exclusively.  

Since our humble beginnings in 1946, Hayes Performance Systems has now grown into a multi-national business with high-caliber operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. We’re recognized as a global braking and suspension systems supplier with core competencies of integrating components and technologies into systems. Like any good trail, our path has had twists and turns. But you’ll see that decade after decade, our drive for innovation has never stopped. 


Proven Past

Hayes Performance Systems, Inc. is a team of dedicated people who share passion, expertise and high standards. Everything we do must be: PURPOSEFUL, PREMIUM, TRUSTED and UNBEATABLE.

We deliver exceptional results through our dedicated execution of the Hayes Business System. The Hayes Business System identifies the importance of customers, motivated and empowered employees, superior products, strategic focus, agility and accountability. It defines who we are and what it takes to be a world-class company.

Powerful Future

We will be the #1 brake expert in the motorcycle industry, producing a family of brakes that deliver the control our customers demand!

We will deliver the adrenaline charged ride our power sport and mountain trail riding customers crave with expertly designed and finely-tuned brakes, suspension systems, controls and components!

We will deliver powerful and reliable brakes for our customers that work the fields, move dirt and defend our country!