Day: October 24, 2019

How to do emergency braking with your motorcycleHow to do emergency braking with your motorcycle

How to do emergency braking with your motorcycle

Just because the front tire is so effective, this is not a reason to ignore your rear brake. If your back tire is on the ground, then use that brake too. So, in an emergency situation why only use 70%, or even 95%, of your front braking power? If both tires are on the pavement then they both have some traction. Of course, to be safe you need the right OEM brakes. You can get these online via professional motorcycle importers.

So in an emergency, use all you can to avoid a crash. Should you use both brakes in a routine stop? This habit will save your life when you must make an emergency stop. If you routinely use just one brake, then when the idiot car pulls out in front of you, what are you going to do?

So always make flawless stops by using both brakes. Use your right foot and make sure it stays on the brake all the way to a stop, and with no padding at the end. Also, be in first gear by the time you stop. If you do it right every time you’ll do it right when it really counts. What about downshifting and using your engine in an emergency stop?

Consider that engine braking works on the rear tire rear wheel, which will have less weight on it than your front tire. Therefore it’s not as effective, but still has some value. Your rubber tires have much better traction on the road than the plastic, chrome and steel. So keep your motorcycle upright, use the brakes and tires, or swerve around the problem.

This also puts you in a very vulnerable position,that being your body laying on the road so it can be hit or run over by a car … Read the rest