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  • Modern motorcycles have front disc brakes. Most also have rear disc brakes. These brakes stop faster, wear longer, and won't fade as much. The front disc brake is controlled by the front brake lever located on the right handlebar grip.
  • Beginners are often afraid of front brakes. However, you have to remember that most of the stopping power of a bike is in the front brake. Get used to using it all the time. As you progress in your training, you will learn how to use both the front and rear brakes together to make fast controlled stops.
  • Should you ever find yourself in a panic situation with the front wheel locked up, RELEASE the front brake lever. This is the opposite of the advice given for a rear-wheel skid with the rear brake locked up. You need to know the difference between these two situations.

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