6. 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Motorcycle Review – Making the Gixxer Thou better than ever 75,266 views (and counting) Suzuki has given its GSX-R1000 sportbike some notable tweaks for 2012, including improvements to the engine’s low-end power and some new Brembo brakes. We had a chance to test it out at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. Get […]
Top 10 Riding Tips for Noobs
5. Cover The Brake
Get in the habit of covering the brake lever with at least one finger. The MSF doesn’t approve of this technique, but the fraction of a second saved by not having to reach for the lever could be the difference between stopping short of an obstacle or plowing into a bumper.
And in tight, slow-speed maneuvers, use the rear brake to help settle the bike by allowing stability-inducing throttle input without increasing the bike’s velocity. Honing the balance between power and brakes at low speeds is a key element in confidently making tight turns at low speeds.
And while we’re on the subject of brakes…