High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Australia No fixed address
In the old days, when bikes had poor brakes, I would have agreed with you. But now, the brakes are so powerful that trying to deploy engine braking is just an unnecessary distraction. I would use both front and back brakes, pull the clutch to keep the engine running, and click down a couple of gears if you are not too panicked.
FJR Models owned from new, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014.