Better Riding: Trail braking

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...

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Updated Date: May 13, 2016 09:30:01 IST

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