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Why You Need to Be Trail Braking

Learn how one of our favorite techniques can enhance your street riding.

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Why You Need to Be Trail Braking

HHave you ever wondered how to trail brake on a motorcycle? Or have you ever been told that trail braking is so risky that it should only be done by professionals on closed courses or racetracks? In this video we explain what trail braking is, how exactly it works the way it does and we explain why we think trail braking is one of the most powerful riding tools for street riders and how you should be trail braking on every ride.

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Both of these books are amazing resources to enhance your motorcycling skillset. Sport Riding Techniques is the best motorcycle riding book we've come across, while Motorcycle Dynamics has all the physics and maths to explain how and why motorcycles behave the way they do.

Finally, there are two riding programs that we know of that that teach modern riding techniques. The Yamaha Champions Riding School, taught by the author of Sport Riding Techniques, is based in the eastern U.S., while RickDiculous Racing (weird name, we know) is taught in the west.

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