We don’t have the perfect guide to avoid a sudden or dangerous brake but with some advice we’ll comment it’s possible to brake safely in most cases.
First of all, experience is a rank, and never better said. As we face more kilometers and situations we’ll begin to foresee actions that can avoid us some other frights and annoyances.
There are really important details, like the ground, the conditions of dry or wet and the circumstances that surround us, road, city and country traffic, etc. This variable is the one we have to adapt to, we cannot change the environment, but indeed we can improve our way to face it.
As we explained at the beginning the experience helps us a lot, because there are foreseeable situations and from that we can solve those mishaps, the unforeseeable ones is where a visualisation and previous “training” can help us to save the moment and succeed.
The correct maintenance of everything that implies a complete braking system besides of the tyres and the suspensions are vital for whom value the security more than anything. A brake disc in optimal conditions of resistance, some adequate pads and a controlled wear, tyres with the appropriate drawing and optimal suspensions will make a motorbike brake safely.
But there’s a detail which is not always taken into account, and it’s the overdose of the pilot’s confidence. Knowing how to ride a bike doesn’t mean we know how to ride a motorbike. Saving the example and the physical distances, everyday we see people who drives a motorbike with a limited ability. Our advice is to practice, practice and practice. We can look for a parking zone where we don’t bother nor put in danger anyone to do some exercises of gradual braking, which is the basis of our safety.
Simple examples like having the whole hand tight to the handlebar give us an idea of fake security to control the motorbike, but it takes from us some essential seconds when we have to face an eventuality and brake safely. Besides, in those cases, we use to push the lever with all the fingers squeezing, something that generates a big force on itself and a heavier braking, which can be counterproductive depending on the situation.
It depends on the size of the hand, but having one or two fingers always in the lever and feeling the gradual tact of the braking can save us from slips, and we always can put more fingers to strengthen the braking if the situation needs it, but always consciously.
These little details are the difference between a safe driving and making each start a lottery. To keep in touch with more news, have you already clicked on the bell in our website to be the first to discover all our news?