Jump to content

  • Follow us:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • RSS Feed
  • Google+

Toggle ThumperTalk Messages

Gary Semics Motocross Schools
Helping riders who are serious about mastering the motocross riding techniques necessary to ride fast, smooth, and in control.

- - - - -

Video Tip: 3 Step Motocross Braking Techniques

Posted by Gary Semics , April 29, 2014 · 10,440 views

Miscellaneous Motocross Riding Technique
Video Tip: 3 Step Motocross Braking Techniques Your ability to stop or slow down is your right away to speed. Good braking techniques are overlooked by all C riders and many B riders. But, braking control is just as important as clutch and throttle control. Both front and rear brakes are equally important, but for this riding tip, I'm just going to cover the rear brake.

When the throttle is off, the rear brake should be on. In some situations, this is not as necessary on 4 stroke 250Fs because of their engine braking effects while in higher RPM ranges. This rear brake technique does apply more to 450Fs because they are not usually run in the higher RPM ranges while off the throttle and therefore, don't have as much engine braking. Of course, 2 strokes don't have as much engine braking either. Therefore, this 3 step rear braking technique is crucial.

Here's the way this 3 step braking technique works; while standing and riding down a straight away into a corner, when the throttle goes off, the rear brake goes on while the rider's body position us in the back position, the rear brake must continue to be controlled while the rider goes from standing to sitting. This is usually about a quarter way into the corner. Now the rider is controlling the rear brake while sitting on the front part of the seat, continuing to control the rear brake until he/she gets on the clutch and throttle to exit the corner. Only at that time is the rear brake released.

Check out this video to see how it works:

Learn how all of the 55 Absolute Techniques of Motocross work and how you can make them become part of your natural riding style with my VO3 Technique DVDs or Streams Series. http://www.gsmxs.com...value-pack-2011

Follow my Blog and be notified when I post new Blog entries. Click the button in the upper right corner "Follow this Blog".

Gary Semics
Professional Motocross Trainer

If you're serious about improving your motocross skills, checkout my website for additional tips and training resources.

About Gary Semics

I've been riding and teaching motocross for over 25 years...
Read More

Special Offers

ThumperTalk Members receive an additional 10% off all DVDs, Streams and the popular Motocross Practice Manual from my website with this code: TTGSMXS58. http://www.motocrossdvds.com


See free Technique DVD previews and a lot more free riding tips, book private lessons and more. If you're serious about improving your motocross riding skills you won't be disappointed. Read what my other clients have said, including Villopoto and McGrath: http://www.gsmxs.com...ory/testimonial


All DVDs Banner.jpg

Recent Comments


Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.