I wish he'd mention that you should only use the "outside-inside-outside" cornering if you have a very good view of what's around the corner. Just last Monday, I was going into a left hand turn just before a hill. Suddenly, a Taurus appeared in the oncoming lane. It went straight across the double yellow and halfway into my lane!
I'd say that it's often safer to stay on the outside the whole way, unless you have a good reason or good visibility.
Hands down the best place to learn the capabilities of your motorcycle and your riding abilities is the race track. Even experienced street riders can be amazed how fast their bike can slow from 100+ speeds and how far the can actually lean it over in a corner. And the best part - no trees, cars, curbs, guard rails, gravel, old ladies, dogs, deer, cows or cops to worry about.
As stated, the back brake is more effective on cruiser-type bikes. Even on bikes like the V-Rod and Electra-Glide, the back brake is very effective. On my Busa, I don't think I even touched the rear brake twice. I did make the mistake of grabbing only the front brake on my GoldWing trying to stop from high speed. It was one of those 'Oh shyt' moments that wasn't repeated. On a Wing you are better off slamming th rear brake hard and then applying the front. Goes against the natural way of braking for sure. I hate linked brakes.
I am sure your limited experience; somebody with 10 year of experience does seem like an expert. I will not begrudge you that
The articles are quite funny to read though. He is a "sportbike" rider, sport bikes being a GS500, an 1100 bandit and a Goldwing. Mmm, plenty sporty bike eh?
And of course the "use front brake only" on a bike like a Wing makes real sense?
And of course gems like "I have a Bandit 1200 so of course I've dabbled with drag racing!". Wow yeah, a Bandit 1200 just brings out the racer in everyone? (Fortunately he has the sense to publish statement from somebody that actually races)
But you are quite correct that the "Metacognition failures in the unskilled" post does steal the show. After ten years on a GS500, Bandit and wing I think Rossi and Hayden will be banging this clowns door down for tips. I do not think I am worthy even to read his article maybe after another 30 years maybe?
do you think your rear wheel is somehow immune to oil/gravel/sand ? any braking on a sportsbike or standard tends to throw the weight of the bike onto the front wheel, due to the balanced nature of the weight distribution on the bike....having less weight on the rear would make it a lot easier to lock up the rear wheel especially on a low grip surface ..this is exactly what the writer said, he mentioned how the weight bias is different on cruisers where the rear brake is much more effective ....