Originally Posted by ParaMud
The tons of motorcycle racers do not use the rear brake during straight up and down braking into the corner.
Their job is to slow down as much as possible in the shortest amount of time and they don't use the rear brake.
As for using the rear tire to brake, YES I do. I downshift! and sometimes I still brake the tire loose which doesnt bug me.
I'm 99% sure they use linked brakes.