proper use of the front brake on a sport bike

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    • robin walford
      robin walford

      Keep the rear tyre up as much as possible, it saves wear to the rubber😉

      about 27 days ago
    • Paul Salvei
      Paul Salvei

      No such thing like breaking power mr expert. Google it man.

      about 3 months ago
    • Paul Salvei
      Paul Salvei In reply to Paul Salvei

      Of course he knows how to brake on two wheels, but I expect more from English native speaker. Especially a guy who calls himself author&journalist. He's actually used incorrectly expressions three times: breaking force, breaking power, breaking pressure. I think its funny, but come on, we have to stop using these. Its as if someone was talking about accelerating amplitude! You can actually explain how to break using proper expressions.+blue03r6

      about 3 months ago
    • blue03r6
      blue03r6 In reply to Paul Salvei

      reg pridmore in the video is a ex champion racer. you think he doesn't know what' he's talking about?

      about 3 months ago
    • Paul Salvei
      Paul Salvei In reply to Paul Salvei

      At your service. Proper engineers only talk about BREAKING PERFORMANCE. Saying <<breaking power>> gives away unprofessional without basic knowledge in physics.
      Thanks, I only play chess. Shalva on chess.com.

      about 3 months ago
    • blue03r6
      blue03r6 In reply to Paul Salvei

      Why dont you google how to spell it then tell us what it is mr. Expert. Go back to your video games.

      about 3 months ago
    • Hi Power
      Hi Power

      When I use my front brake my rear goes left and right, it swings and slides but doesn't lift. I roll off the throttle and press the clutch, then press the front brake. Why does the back swing?

      about 5 months ago
    • Purdy Mouth
      Purdy Mouth In reply to Hi Power

      my bike did it too. it felt cool, calm and controlled though, and you can feel the rear wheel lift and land continuously.

      about 3 days ago
    • Hi Power
      Hi Power In reply to Hi Power

      +blue03r6 My rear wheel might of lifted off the ground a little. I will film myself while I do it to find out. Thank you.😊

      about 5 months ago
    • blue03r6
      blue03r6 In reply to Hi Power

      If it does that when you are braking really hard on a race track then its normal because the rear tire is off the ground. If its doing that with normal braking all the time then you may have an issue with the front forks not compressing or some other mechanical issue. It might be time to have a mechanic look at it.

      about 5 months ago
    • Buddha Misanthrope
      Buddha Misanthrope

      Wait.. You mean motorbikes do actually have front brakes? According to all the GoPro vlog motorbikers here on youtube yelling at car drivers, I'm pretty sure they don't have front brake.

      about 6 months ago
    • Eazy Rider
      Eazy Rider

      ive always used the front brake. for the quick stop i apply approx 70-80% on the front and 20-30% on the rear.
      i front brake into corners but i can't teach this in words here. there are videos on how to do this on YT.
      BTW you need your front brake for a hill start and burnouts.
      Bake brake for tight cirles or U turns and skids.

      about 7 months ago
    • M-T
      M-T

      The people on here are stupid as fuck.

      Here you have people *trying* to learn, yet they are getting bombarded by "you should already know this" "you're stupid if you don't know this" etc.

      This is how we breed stupid people.

      You pretentious fucks should just shut the fuck up.

      about 7 months ago
    • Pinoy keyboard warrior
      Pinoy keyboard warrior

      A lot of moto riders make full stop without using front brake. Most of them are now 6 feet under.

      about 7 months ago
    • El Chupacabra
      El Chupacabra

      they forgot to mention to use front brakes only when riding straight, front brakes are dangerous when you are turning

      about 8 months ago
    • Vinot Sharma
      Vinot Sharma

      I don't know to use rear brake, all my previously owned had faulty rear bike and I never really cared to change them as I don't use them

      about 8 months ago
    • Arnold Praesent
      Arnold Praesent

      Haaa? Who is serious about biking and does not know how to use front break an what the advantages are... in hardly use the rear break. Only for stabilisation and especially on track for turning and speed correction in corners or to get the front wheel down again. At least here in Europe you have to know an practice using front break to get driving license. 👍

      about 8 months ago
    • Wall Cutter
      Wall Cutter

      I didnt watch the video. I wanted to see what the comments are. Forget your rear brakes.! Rest your foot and learn how to live with fronts only

      about 9 months ago
    • George P.
      George P.

      The front is 90% of brakes..??
      Men u know shit about motorcycles...

      about 9 months ago
    • Miden King
      Miden King In reply to George P.

      Upto....

      about 2 months ago
    • RCAF Maintainer
      RCAF Maintainer

      When I first got my Ducati Monster 796, I didn’t realize how much power that front brake was. I was constantly lifting the rear slightly; it is unnerving when you try to apply rear brakes and it is a dead feeling lol.

      about 11 months ago
    • Daz555Daz
      Daz555Daz

      Surely you have to demonstrate control of the front brake when you take your bike test?

      about 11 months ago
    • MrTurnone
      MrTurnone

      How to do stoppies starts at 1:35

      about 11 months ago
    • Corvette
      Corvette

      DAS BEDAH

      about 11 months ago
    • You're Right But
      You're Right But

      Raymond McKnight from Cookstown doesn't use brakes!

      about 11 months ago
    • Logan James
      Logan James

      Use front brake only if there is no water. Dust. Ice. Stone's. Grass. sand. leaves. Rubbish. Oil. Corners. Old ladies. Fat chicks..

      about 11 months ago
    • devin ostrom
      devin ostrom

      I haven't cringed in a while, complete waste of time and brain cells. I was expecting a video of high speed braking on a track. This is just pathetic.

      about 11 months ago
    • wayne king
      wayne king

      Is this for real? does anyone actually use the back brake? except for hill starts maybe.

      about 11 months ago
    • Miden King
      Miden King In reply to wayne king

      Trail braking, joint brake, low speed manoeuvres, some people have linked brakes etc etc

      about 2 months ago
    • Pikachu
      Pikachu

      Thank you so much for these great tips. Next time i drive a bike i will remember this and try to use the front brake for braking. THANK YOU. Oh and also you are so smart for pointing out that you dont want to squeeze the brake so hard that the rear end comes up. I Always though that it is normal when i brake to lift the rear tyre, but now i know that it is better to keep both wheels on the ground while braking, Who would have tought that. OMG you guys are the best.

      about 11 months ago
    • Earthly Experience
      Earthly Experience

      can you demonstrate using the front brake around corners?

      about 11 months ago
    • Kiefer J
      Kiefer J

      When he says some riders have never used the front break I think hes referring to harley riders, maybe not the sport bikers? Because theres no way you would survive a day in city riding without using the front break on a sports bike. Harleys are about 40% rear break, 60% front break. But still not using the front is going to get you killed.

      about 11 months ago
    • sfinx121
      sfinx121

      Driving school - level: US inhabitant

      about 11 months ago
    • hexlgaming
      hexlgaming

      i bet this also applies to bicycles..

      about 11 months ago
    • Sander Vercammen
      Sander Vercammen In reply to hexlgaming

      Yes it does. Anyone who has ever rode a racing bike will tell you that the front brake is almost everything. Especially on downhills the rear brake will just lock up.

      about 11 months ago
    • Pikachu
      Pikachu In reply to hexlgaming

      no

      about 11 months ago
    • shivin shivin
      shivin shivin

      Dont you have to use both the brakes.
      If you only use the front brake you may trip if there is a bump on the road or a pothole.

      about 11 months ago
    • Harrison123
      Harrison123

      With my 2 years of driving motorcycles my fear is that the wheel is going to lock up and I'm going to fall

      about 11 months ago
    • Drip System
      Drip System

      Very informative video now I know why I keep having to buy new rear brakes and tires constantly. Thanks youtube

      about 11 months ago
    • The Nimble Ninja
      The Nimble Ninja

      So is it 70% or 90%? I've always heard it was around 70%.

      about 11 months ago
    • Miden King
      Miden King In reply to The Nimble Ninja

      It varies, all depends on the bike itself

      about 2 months ago
    • John M
      John M

      If you're not using the front brake you will crash eventually, it has saved my ass on more then 1 occasion.

      All you have to remember is; Load up with the back brake, swap to the front. Never use the front brake while turning or you will flip. Never use both brakes at the same time or you will slide.

      Simple.




      Oh and of course don't slam it down while going 100+kph. xD

      about 11 months ago