I have a street trip and my brother recently bought a monster 796, with ABS. One of the big differences in the bikes is the power of the rear brake. The Duc back brake seems almost lifeless. Questioning this, when he went in for his first service he asked the guys to just have a look that everything was ok as he was a bit baffled by how weak it was. They checked it, said everything was ok and asked him how much he uses it. He acknowledged that the front provides a vast majority of the stopping power, but he tended to use it mostly in conjunction with the front brake. They then proceeded to tell him that although riding instruction teaches you to use the front and compliment with the back, in reality you shouldn't even use the back brake at all. I'm paraphrasing, and I can ask him again what exactly they said, but the gist of it, was don't use it. Wondering how much everyone out there uses their back brake and if this line of thinking was common, as I have always used it in "conjunction". Wondering if they were being bike specific or making a general statement about riding that I haven't heard.