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Braking - Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 2012 Owner's Manual

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HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE

Braking

Close the throttle completely, leav-
ing 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 lit-
tle more than the rear. Shift down or
fully disengage the clutch as neces-
sary to keep the engine from stalling.
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
the corner.
For emergency braking, disregard
downshifting, and concentrate on
applying the brakes as hard as pos-
sible without skidding.
A. Front Brake Lever

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