Emergency stop


When we talk to riders involved in accidents the usual story is that something or someone came into their path without seeing them or their motorcycle. The motorcycle has to be stopped quickly. We often hear the rider lost control of the front wheel when it locked up, and the motorcycle went down.

There is advice about emergency braking, and we set out a few examples below. The theme seems to be practice and training, as stopping is not as natural as accelerating and changing gear. You have to have the necessary skills, and deal with the inevitable panic.

Some worthwhile thoughts can be found at :

All interesting stuff, but the advice is not consistent. We often find ourselves recommending training, the Advanced Riding test with the IAM looking a good bet.

Is ABS the answer?

Let us know what you think, and what works best for you.