Before heading to the circuit, there are numerous concepts that must be introduced and then ingrained into a rider’s mind. There are many misconceptions about proper riding techniques and unfortunately many of those put riders at risk for hurting themselves or even worse, those riding alongside them. Today we are going to shed light on one of those misconceptions – how to safely accelerate on a machine that was built for speed.
“…The safety issue is not the speed, but the inability to control that speed. I accelerate because I plan to brake. More speed, more brakes. Important mantras, sure, but also industry-growing, championship-winning plans. Sometimes the written word is ambiguous. Let me try this: The lack of braking, especially trail-braking, is the root safety issue for riders failing to negotiate corners, street or track. Our industry needs to see a lot more brake light. Rider safety will only improve when we increase rider skill, based on the awareness of how the bike is designed to be ridden by the experts who designed it.”
Click here to read the full article written by Nick Ienatsch.