Originally Posted by anotherguy
Damn. I expected more of this site. The ignorance in this thread is staggering. Thanks for reminding me why I often ride alone.
If you doubt the rear brake's contribution to stopping power try getting up to 140 or so and STOP HARD using only the front brake. The effect of the rear brake is more than a shorter stopping distance. It's CONTROL of the motorcycle and in a hard braking scenario is anything more important?
a perfect example of ignorance...you don't know how to use the front brake and you've never braked hard for a turn from 140mph.