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.