Brake slide turns. They’re fun, useful and they look cooler than the Fonz. Learning them is, like most things, about practice and an understanding of how to make the bike do what you want. From watching this video to looking like the coolest human to ever ride a bike is a couple hours practice away.

 

To add to the great info packed into our Minitip above, a few extra nuggets will help along your way. First up is the ABS systems. As a general rule, the ABS needs to be off for your wheels to lock. A few bike are exempt from this and will let you switch off the rear wheel ABS only. These are the R 1200 GS (Enduro Pro mode) KTM Adventure 1090, 1190 and 1290 series (Off-Road ABS), Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro (Off-Road ABS) and the Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000L.

 

Second on the list is traction control systems (TCS). TCS can be on or off at this point. If you want a power slide to happen, then you need it switched off but otherwise, for brake skid turns, it’s good as is.

 

Lastly, practice with caution in a controlled environment. Try to find somewhere you can set a few corners out, and repeat the process over and over. That repetitive practice is by far the best way to master something, so put the time in. you’ll be surprised how quickly you can learn things when you do.

 

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Llewellyn Sullivan-Pavey

Photographer, Videographer, Writer, Motorcycle Racer, Dakar Rally Finisher and BRAKE Magazine's big dog, Llewelyn really likes to do things involving motorcycles. He also likes bicycles, coffee, pop punk and making horrendous puns.

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