Than "most riders" (you?) should learn how to fucking brake. It's by far the most important emergency action and thus has to work without a thought. In fact my mantra is: In doubt brake. After you had time to think about it you can still stop braking and do every other thing you wish at a lower speed. See, since passing regularily involves speeds of 75...85mph and in the worst case dumb accelerating cages, you have less passing power. By the way, your better acceleration/braking than "many other bikes" might be rotational acceleration when you flip over backwards or forwards due to your high center of gravity. Could you link such a test? I know exactly one test that compares dual sport (KTM Duke 690 as a very street oriented version of dual sports and BMW R1200GS as a heavy version of dual sports) bikes to sports bikes and nakeds. And with "compare" I don't mean bullshitting about "oh how light it is... I'm going circles around xy", I mean real empirical data. The German magazine "MOTORRAD" did two tests, a slalom parcours with really NO place for accelerating, a thing that just doesn't exist on real roads, and an obstacle-avoidance maneuvre like the elk test. Winner in the slalom were - of course - a sports bike and - surprisingly enough - the Triumph Street Triple, third the Duke (street tires), fourth another sports bike and then loooong way after the other bikes. And know what? All of them didn't do well because of too soft suspension, even the Duke was said to could have done better with harder suspension! In the avoidance test the GS was on par with the sports bikes and the Triumph, but the duke fell behind and again the others followed a looong way after. Again the reason was too soft suspension, only the GS befitted from its telelever system. After all I'd bet on it.