Riding motorcycles is difficult to master. For many, that is part of the attraction. Still, once we become comfortable on two wheels, we sometimes forget to practice the riding skills we don’t use that often. Of the list of vital skills for keeping the shiny side up, the most important one is the skill of maximum braking. While ABS has gone a long way toward making sure we don’t lock up our brakes in a panic-stop situation, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t practice this skill frequently. If your bike doesn’t have ABS, you should work even harder on making sure your braking skills are up to par.