Braking a Motorcycle from Low Speed – another Cautionary Tale

British Superbike School

Many Thanks to Mick Thacker for this short video.

I have made the same mistake on the roundabout over the M1 at Junction 29, just coming to a halt on a wet oily roundabout  traffic lights, touching the front brake, doing the splits and rolling off much to the amusement of the HGV driver behind – me with ‘Instructor’ on my back. Luckily my ‘student’ Rich was there to help me pick the bike up on a road where you could barely stand up due to the oil slick. Had I used my rear brake to bring me to a halt it would probably have meant a short rear wheel skid.

This is ‘Mick’s Stoppie’:-

Mick’s Stoppie – The Video

This usually happens on roundabouts when the vehicle in front starts to move, you look to see what’s coming, and proceed to find the other vehicle still there.

Riders almost always snatch…

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