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Motorcycle Braking Distance & Safety
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:35:53 PM »
Found this on Facebook via a younger rider:
https://www.facebook.com/itsafinelinewa/videos/914527295339682/
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Re: Motorcycle Braking Distance & Safety
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 10:19:02 PM »
I've heard similar before but there is no way on Earth that my 2.5 tonne Ford Territory will stop quicker than my 300 kg ST1100A. The car might have better braking capability but it has a weight disadvantage.

If a car can stop quicker than a bike (emergency) then an 18 wheeler should be able to stop quicker than a car because it has 18 wheels that have brakes and more rubber on the road.

Trouble with theses tests is they don't actually use a bike and a car to compare but I will agree that a rider and experience make a difference as well.
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Re: Motorcycle Braking Distance & Safety
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 06:42:00 AM »
I've heard similar before but there is no way on Earth that my 2.5 tonne Ford Territory will stop quicker than my 300 kg ST1100A. The car might have better braking capability but it has a weight disadvantage.

If a car can stop quicker than a bike (emergency) then an 18 wheeler should be able to stop quicker than a car because it has 18 wheels that have brakes and more rubber on the road.

Trouble with theses tests is they don't actually use a bike and a car to compare but I will agree that a rider and experience make a difference as well.
So then this video should answer your question... https://youtu.be/loaJVp4ARZA
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Re: Motorcycle Braking Distance & Safety
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 07:02:09 AM »
This is a interesting topic, and the two videos provide some really interesting data.   The critical factors seems to be rider training, experience and practice, combined with a cautious riding attitude and situational awareness.

Thanks for the posts.  :thumb
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Re: Motorcycle Braking Distance & Safety
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 05:24:49 PM »
A better car than the Holden Crusty @ 80 km/h.
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