Motorcycle Fast Facts: Front Brake Stopping Power


You may have heard a rule of thumb such as “the front brake of a motorcycle provides 70% of the stopping power.”  It would be inaccurate to make such a blanketed statement about motorcycles since the “stopping power” of the front and rear brakes are dependent on the type of motorcycle and the type or condition of the road surface.  For additional information on Motorcycle Safety and Accident Reconstruction, please contact Curt M. Beloy, PE at

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