2015 BMW S 1000 XR (USA) — Owner's Manual

Posted on 23 Sep, 2015
Model: 2015 BMW S 1000 XR (USA)
Pages: 217


File size: 3 MB

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Manual Description
How do you achieve the shortest stopping distances? The dynamic load distribution between the front and rear wheel changes during braking. The heavier you brake, the greater the weight transfer to the front wheel. Increases in the load on an individual wheel are accompanied by a rise in the effective braking force that the wheel can provide. To achieve the shortest possible braking distance, the front brake must be applied quickly and with progressively greater levels of force.

This procedure provides ideal exploitation of the extra weight transfer to the front wheel. The clutch should also be disengaged at the same time. With the frequently instructed "forced braking," in which the brake pressure is generated as quickly as possible and with great force, dynamic load distribution lags behind the progressive increases in deceleration rate and the braking force cannot be completely transferred to the road surface. Due to the missing wheel load, the ABS must already prevent a tendency of the front wheel to lock up with minimal braking action.

This results in a reduced braking action.

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