Hey guys I'm a newbie when it comes to bikes; Got my learners in Jan this year and bought my first bike last week - a 2009 kawasaki ninja 250r. Not what I had in mind when i started but the honda cb250s on the market were a bit older and i wanted something relatively recent, although still second hand. Plus it was at a good price ($5000) without too many km's (6000) and still under warranty. So I took it for a ride today to the local shopping centre carpark. It was deserted so I decided to practice some emergency braking. All was going well until i broke at around 50km/h. Late into the brake the front wheel locked, I lost balance and the bike dropped to my right. Scratched up the fairing a bit, as well as the exhaust. Right indicator punched a whole straight through the fairing, was pretty difficult to get it back out. Im a little annoyed, mainly about the indicator and the damage it caused, but the bike already had a few scratches - really glad i bought a second hand bike. My main concern is, how do i avoid this happening again?? The road surface was dry, level, and clean. The wheels were dry. What do I do if the wheel locks up like this again?