Hiya, I was just wondering which is better. I've heard people do both and it seems more people use their engines to slow themselves down then just pullin the clutch and using the brakes. Driving a standard car I always geared down to help in slowing down rather than slammin on the breaks all the time but in my moto course I heard that engine breaking is a lot harder on the bike and can eventually be more costly then just using your brakes. I was told 'it is a lot cheaper to replace brake pads every once on a while then trying to save them and end up replacing pistons'. Just wondering people's thoughts on this. Thanx.