Moderator - Like a crazy cat lady but with bikes!
Absolutely correct! I let the engine and transmission do as much as the hard work as possible then trim with braking as needed. In snowstorms I ride like I drive my car: Stay in the ruts left by other vehicles and drive/ride at a speed at which I can recover when things get sketchy. Such allowed me to ride all winter on a 250cc scooter and I quite enjoyed myself.True. But I use engine braking and go slow enough (common sense) to not need much of either brake in those conditions. Feathering clutch when needed as well. But for most folks just slowing down for the condition will work. Just because the speed limit is 75mph doesn't mean you should do 75mph in snow.
And gravel is another area to be cautious.