Close the throttle completely, leaving
the clutch engaged (except when
shifting gears) so that the engine will
help slow down the motorcycle.
Shift down one gear at a time so that
you are in 1st gear when you come
to a complete stop.
When stopping, always apply both
brakes at the same time. Normally
the front brake should be applied a
little more than the rear. Shift down
or fully disengage the clutch as nec-
essary to keep the engine from stall-
Never lock the brakes, or it will cause
the tires to skid. When turning a cor-
ner, it is better not to brake at all. Re-
duce your speed before you get into
For emergency braking, disregard
downshifting, and concentrate on
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
applying the brakes as hard as pos-
sible without skidding.
A. Front Brake Lever