what you're doing in town is just normal riding. you need to really
practice this stuff.
whatever level you ride at, you need to have the experience to stop from that level too. if you're riding more than 25% of the machine's capability around town, you need to skip this forum and go directly into the racing circuit. There's alot of confusion from people that don't understand the limits of how far a motorcycle can actually go, and how far they are going towards that level.
a good example of this, about a month ago me and some friends were riding, one had a cbr he just bought that was lowered (he raised it back up after this happened) going around a smooth sweeper, we usually take them about 110-120 or so and his bike pushed hard since it was lowered so he hit the brakes hard, me about 10 feet behind him at the time hit the brakes so hard that the nose dove down broke the fender and another piece. threw my weight all the way off the bike, let off the brake, gassed it and pulled to the inside of him to make the turn. while that was happening I knew if I was on the brakes long I would overshoot the turn and end up in a field, I had to worry about him coming to the inside and about oncoming traffic, all of this going on and I had no idea what made the sound of something breaking off and in the time frame of about 4-5 seconds.
Someone that doesn't practice these things would have panic braked and went right off the road. when you practice stuff like that constantly, it becomes instinct and the shit has already happened before you knew it was coming.
it's not to knock anything you've done man, but don't think a car pulling out in front of you is "good practice"
people always assume the worst about us bikers
they call the cops on moped riders around here, don't feel bad