● Exercise caution on low traction surfaces.
u The tires slip more easily on such
surfaces and braking distances are
● Avoid continuous braking.
u Repeated braking, such as when
descending long, steep slopes can
seriously overheat the brakes, reducing
their effectiveness. Use engine braking
with intermittent use of the brakes to
● For full braking effectiveness, operate both
the front and rear brakes together.
Engine braking helps slow your motorcycle
down when you release the throttle. For further
slowing action, downshift to a lower gear. Use
engine braking with intermittent use of the
brakes to reduce speed when descending long,
Wet or Rainy Conditions
Road surfaces are slippery when wet, and wet
brakes further reduce braking efficiency.
Exercise extra caution when braking in wet
If the brakes get wet, apply the brakes while
riding at low speed to help them dry.
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