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Practice Guide - Drill Eight

Quick Stop (Curve)


Practicing this exercise will help you stop quickly when something suddenly appears in your path on a curve.
Drill Eight: Ride to the outside of line "A". Start facing marker one at a distance sufficient to increase speed to 10 - 15 mph. As you reach marker one, follow the path indicated by markers two and three. When your front tire passes marker two, begin braking. Try to stop before you reach marker three. We suggest that you don't exceed 15 miles per hour.


Figure 8 - Quick Stop on a Curve


Coaching Tips

  1. Keep head and eyes up. Focus on where you want to go.
  2. Straighten the motorcycle, then apply both brakes stopping as quickly as possible.
  3. Keep feet on the pegs until almost stopped
  4. When stopped, the left foot should touch the ground first and you should be in first gear.
  5. Be careful not skid either wheel.
Problems Corrections
Overshoots the final marker. Apply pressure to the brakes once the motorcycle is straightened from the lean angle.
Motorcycle nearly falls over. Straighten up the motorcycle, then apply more brake pressure.
Rear wheel skids. Apply less pressure on the rear brake and make sure the motorcycle is straight up. Caution: Once the rear wheel starts to skid, keep the rear brakes locked.


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