One of the most important aspects about motorcycle braking is going to be with lever placement. Now, this might sound silly, but I’ve actually found it makes a big difference.
So lever placement on your motorcycle or ATV — really, it’s going to come down to the rider. You just want to make sure you’re comfortable and that you are in control. Aside from the rider, always make sure you get OEM motorcycle parts (via motorcycle imports).
Now, with the rear brake pedal, really the common place for that is going to be about level with your foot peg. But what I want to talk about is going to be with your front brake lever.
Grabbing your front brake lever
Now, you want to, when you’re grabbing your front brake lever, most guys are going to use either the index finger and their middle finger or both, but what you want to do is get as much leverage as
possible. And the most leverage you’re going to get is by grabbing at the very end of your brake lever.
So what I like to do is I like to position my brake on the handlebar in a position to where when I grab it, I’m going to be grabbing towards the very end of my brake lever. That’s going to give me the most leverage as possible, which is going to help increase the stopping power when I’m grabbing my brakes.
Now, it doesn’t really apply to your brakes, but the same concept, it can actually be used here on your clutch side as well because often times, like I said, I see riders with it all the way against their grips, so they’re grabbing right here on the inside. If you want, just move it down the handle bar just a little bit, and you’re going to get more leverage on the outside. It’s as simple as that. And so there it is.
This is one of my most important braking tips for your motorcycle or your ATV. Hopefully, this article has helped you out and steered you in the right direction. If you have any questions about what we wrote about in this article, well, comment below, chat live online or give us a call. We definitely want to get your questions answered.