Better Riding: Trail braking
How to brake around a corner and come out smiling the other side
In the June issue, we were talking about what to do when you enter a corner too hot and we touched upon trail braking as one way to avoid disaster. A number of you wrote in asking for a more detailed explanation of the technique. So here it is.
As we’ve said repeatedly, you normally finish all your braking before you start turning into a corner. But if you’re still using your brakes gently - always gently - even as you begin to lean the motorcycle into the corner, you’re trail braking. It’s a delicate exercise. You see, you have a...