you have to be in the right gear to be able to accellerate quickly out of situations.
I'd support braking or swerving instead of accelerating out of trouble...
Braking on the other hand...
Well I think maybe I'd much rather end up hoodsurfing rather than underneath someone's car or rear ending someone.
I've 2 bikes now, and so far the larger bike has nearly caused me to crash more times than the CBR.
Really have to be careful with handling all that power and weight.
Accelerating or braking depends for me on the differences in speed, in the first case.
If I would cruise, passing bye in very slow mode, which I wouldn't call overtaking, there it may be better to brake.
But in case I'm overtaking, which means at real higher speed as the other vehicle, braking can keep you in, or even bring you back in the area, where the collision can occur.
For bikes it's about 4m longer, as the vehicle, we pass. 2m on every side.
Do the math, intuitive
Note: Swerving is not a either/or option for me. In both cases, braking or accelerating, it is a 'and' option, to one of the other two.
Getting as far to the side, as possible, getting distance between you and the killer. Swerving can get you even the space, to pass the other vehicle, if it comes over in total.
Unlucky it is, in case you are not really overtaking, here in Thailand, it can be, that braking without looking into the mirror first, gets you on the road, too. Someone may just wanted to overtake you
Midgeinc mentioned it.
Here a turning red light just 20m in front means not, to stop straight.
It means you have to check, if someone behind you, in special with a yellow or green plate, or a expensive import car, or a concrete truck, a garbage truck, all kind of busses (mostly yellow plated ;-), a police pickup, a police motorcycle, ....., is still thinking, that the convoy over the red traffic light is still a ongoing process
Short: The first 5 secs of red its mostly still ongoing traffic.
So be carefull, who's behind you.
Knowing, who has green next, helps with the decission.
Also tha mostly motos are the first vehicles coming in the next green phase. Thats why truck/busses alike are not really thinking about braking for red. A moto, they wouldn't, oopsi, dead!
Actually, you should always have an overview. Only disapearing vehicles are safe! Everything, that comes closer, which direction is not important, is a threat!
Someone wrote, honking gets sometimes strange reactions.
Out of my experience, the reactions always are:
Stopping of moving into the lane any further
and, (mostly with the drivers here), b/c many really don't know, where in the road they are, who is/was around, how far away they are from the side:
They move back into the other lane, where they started.
That's the best reaction. they 're terrified, it could be a car, they haven't seen
But not for a moto spueaker, of course!
The thing you experience with the bigger bike is so true.