You are moving along merrily, a song on your lips, and suddenly
strikes. There's a pothole right in front of you, and before the brakes
could be applied, you are down under.
To avoid this scenario, you
should have a fairly clear knowledge about applying the brakes and stopping
your bike whenever needed.
To start with the basics, a two-wheeler has two brakes, in which the front
is operated by the right hand, the rear by the right foot. Needless to say,
both are needed to stop effectively.
However, in an emergency, or even otherwise, you should apply both the
brakes simultaneously, not one at a time. If you apply the front brake
first, it will assist you in slowing down, and immediately, the rear one can
As for how to apply brakes, though there is no set rule, but it will help
if you squeeze the front brake first, and then press down the rear brake,
with increasing pressure. Brake gently and with caution when you need to
take a turn while braking. Use both the brakes.