Originally Posted by Venice Motor Bikes
You should practice using the front brake! As with all two wheeled vehicles, the front brake is responsible for 90% of the total stopping power!
Get used to it, learn it, love it... That front brake is your best friend!
I learned this on a 600cc sport bike a long time ago. I was in a jam and had to stop quickly. I was afraid of the front brake too and I locked up the rear tire. The rear tire locked up and went side to side. I almost laid it down. Luckily I stopped in time. From then on I learned to use my front brake 90% and everything is good. The only time I would worry about using too much front brake is if you are turning hard and the ground is wet.