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Video transcript for Emergency braking - Sport/Performance Emergency braking - Sport/Performance

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(Black and white image of motorbike behind car. Text on screen “Emergency braking.” Changes to drone footage of motorbike riding on road. Changes to motorcyclists perspective following a car. Car in front brakes, motorcyclist brakes, car turns right into side street.)

Person one: You’re out for a ride: eyes up, looking ahead. You’re checking your surroundings and mirrors when the car in front of you brakes suddenly. You need to brake hard. There are five key steps to stopping in an emergency. Do you know them?

(View changes to bike riding into camera. Text on bottom of screen appears “ Step 1: Throttle off.” Text disappears.)

First, throttle off. Your front suspension will start to compress and your speed will drop.

(Footage changes to close up of motorcyclist’s hand squeezing the front brake. Text reappears “Step 2: Squeeze the front brake.” Text disappears. View changes to bike riding into camera.)

Next, use four fingers to squeeze the front brake. You want this to be smooth, with your grip progressively getting firmer. The weight of the bike will transfer forward, the suspension will continue to compress, and the tyre will flatten against the road, increasing its grip.

(Bike rides into camera in slow motion. Changes to motorcyclists perspective as they are riding and following behind car.)

Squeeze the fuel tank tightly with your knees. This will stop you sliding forward, without putting weight on the handle bars which will make it hard to steer.

(Motorcyclist’s perspective following the car and braking. Text appears “Step 3: Pull in the clutch.” Text disappears.)

Now it’s time to pull in the clutch to disengage the engine from the back wheel. This helps avoid stalling.

(View changes to side view of motorcycle riding in slow motion. Text reappears “Step 4: Apply the rear brake.”)

Next, apply the back brake smoothly and progressively, to continue to slow and stabilise the bike.

(View changes to in front of the car with bike following. Text changes “Step 5: Change down” Car in front brakes, bike then brakes. Motorcyclist puts left foot on the road. Car turns right across camera.)

If you have time, the last step is to change down. As you come to a halt, put your left foot on the ground to balance. You’re now in a good position to quickly move off if needed.