There is an interesting discussion of the EBC vs. SBS brake pads in this thread:
At the time, I was using the EBC pads, and had carefully moved my still-working sensors over to the new EBC pads. My philosophy was that you want to replace the pads before the sensor wires wear through, so that you can use the sensors over and over, reserving them for an "emergency warning" when you forget to check your break pads for wear. That said, the sensors are not dependable, and should not replace periodic visual inspections. One of the two front rotors does not have a sensor and may wear out before the other rotor's sensor wire breaks. Furthermore, I noticed that the non-sensored (non-moving) brake pad on the same rotor as a sensored brake pad may wear out and damage the rotor before sensor wire breaks on its piston-side mate.
After I read the discussion about EBC vs. SBS brake pads in the thread above, I replaced the EBC brake pads with SBS brake pads, mostly out of concern for proper ABS function. I carefully removed the sensors from the EBC brake pads and used cable ties to keep them out of the way. That way, they are still available if I want to put the EBC pads back. The SBS brake pads do not have cutouts for the sensors.
Interestingly enough, the EBC pads showed almost no wear at all, despite having ridden 17,213 miles on them. Admittedly, many of those miles were on the Interstates, but I frequently ride my K1200GT in urban areas and on twisties, too. The lack of wear may confirm the assertions about EBC brake pad hardness and rotor wear in the thread above. I have not measured rotor thickness, but they look good.
Subjectively, the SBS brake pads do feel more like the original BMW pads, but perhaps I am susceptible to suggestion.