Strat - the Asian edition
truth:Laughing rolling:i'd have to say this isnt only applicable to SS.
also, everyone should always give themselves cushion bike or car. i dont know how this is overlooked. even if youre able to react quick enough, you may not have the skill to do it properly which may cause an accident. its best to have the cushion and never have to use it imo
What can I say?I can see where this statement can be confusing, I know what you mean, but a newb may not.
Superior as in "Greater Than"???
Your stopping distance on a supersport bike is "greater than" that of many other cars.
Superior as in "Better or less than"
Your stopping distance on a supersport bike is "better or less than" that of many other cars.
I no speaka engrish very good :lol:
AgreedA general comment on stopping distances.
SS bikes have great brakes, but effectively only one very small contact patch with limited grip - a lot less in less than perfect conditions - and you need a good bit of skill to get the best from your brakes.
Disagreed on the bolded except in inclement weather (aka rain).Most cars have 4 big fat contact patches and can outbrake the best SS bikes under most conditions. And the driver only needs to stamp on the pedal and let the ABS do the rest.
It's a mistake to believe that you can outbrake cars. Mostly, you can't. You're probably more alert and react faster, but in terms of braking distance once the brakes are applied most cars have the edge over most bikes under most conditions.
It certainly is easier for a car to get the most out of their braking, but I definitely disagree that a car has a shorter braking distance under normal conditions.
It definitely does take more skill to get the most out of your brakes on a bike (aka loading the front end as opposed to panicking and just grabbing a fistful of brake).
Also, ABS is starting to become more and more prevalent on street bikes (won't help us today, but I figure if you're in a situation where you need to brake so hard that you lose the front wheel even after properly loading it, you've fucked up already)
True, which is why one of the tips is stay out of the center lane.In terms of giving yourself a cushion, at 30 mph you're doing 44 feet per second. Reaction time from perception of a hazzard to acting is about 2/3rd of a second. THisis the real world, not a game. Do the math and you find that you need about30 feet to react at 30 mph. The equation is linear, so it's one foot of distance for every 1 mph of speed. After that you're betting on your actual braking being as good as the guy in front who'se just hit his brakes.
In practice we reckon that that 1 foot/mph is only good up to 30 mph. Past that you need to try to allow an extra yard for every 1 mph over 30. That isn't always possible, as gaps love to be filled, but if you have to leave less distance be extra careful.
Most roads I'm on have a little bit of space on the left or right of the road.
It's in my standard emergency plans to brake into that gap if I ever find myself in such a bad situation.
I actually had it so ingrained that I instinctually tried to squeeze my last car into that tiny gap before I remembered/realized that I was in a car and wouldn't fit between the concrete barrier and the stopped car :lol:
100% disagreeDon't worry too much about the car behind. His brakes are plenty good enough and you can only guess about his personal reaction time. Better, usually, to be hit from behind than to hit something yourself.
This is obviously a personal choice between a rock and a hard place, but I'd rather take my chances in the air than pretty much guaranteed getting run over by the car that hit me from behind.