I have a complete set of Honda OEM's on the shelf waiting for someone like myself to get off his duff and put them on. I would suspect that they are metallic. I about shat when they rung them up at the register: +/- 175.00 ! What the heck are " organic " pads I've seen sold ? I'll assume it's not related to the " go green " movement.
My two cents: Also have set of slightly used Honda OEM pads; don't need/ won't use. Have heavy sidecar rig['95 GL1500/ CSC FSIII...10 yrs.]. Had NO stopping power and when I almost went through an intersection, possibly had serious collision, switched to EBC type HH pads and WOW: stopping power BACK again! Will NEVER go back to OEMs, as long as my rig keeps runnin'. TTFN....Old Tom aka papasmurf in NH