I read an interview with Mr. Hurt a few months ago in Motorcycle Consumer News. One of his recommendations to avoid accidents was to ALWAYS ride with a couple of fingers on the front brake.
I mentioned this suggestion in a different rider's forum and that created quite a stir. Apparently a lot of MSF instructors would NOT agree with that suggestion. There would appear to be a difference of opinion on that one. Some say keeping fingers on the brake saves a few nano-seconds, others say you should keep yer fingers on the grip. Don't know which is best personally.
In any case, Hurt knows his stuff. He's a biker too. The study is due for an update, as this one is almost twenty years old. Hopefully the funding will come along soon. Anything to help us stay alive a little longer is welcome.
...I don't want a pickle
I just wanna ride my motor - sickle...