Rider Skills: Two Steps to Achieve Maximum Braking - ABS or Not

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Image: MAbbey [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Unfortunately for motorcyclists, braking is not as easy as just pulling on one lever and stomping on another. The new driver of the mini van in front of you will stop just as fast, if not faster than your motorcycle. And all they have to do is stomp on the brake pedal. For riders, you’ll need to use all of your skills to stop in that same distance. They’re not intuitive, they must be learned. 

On this episode of ARR’s exclusive Rider Skills, instructor Walt Fulton from Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops, walks us through maximum braking on a motorcycle. It’s easy to learn and just takes some practice. Mastering this will make you a better, safer rider and add another tool to your Rider Skills Tool Box™.

Image: Walt Fulton

Walt Fulton is the lead instructor at Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops. He’s logged on over 1,000,000 miles of motorcycling on the road and track. He’s also been the editor of three major motorcycle magazines, a moto journalist, a BMW Legends racer and a professional motorcycle accident reconstruction expert. Walt was a featured rider on the documentary “On Any Sunday”.

Website: http://www.streetmasters.info/index.html


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Posted on June 13, 2019 and filed under Rider Skills.