I know lots of folks have complained about the brakes, but I never thought too much about it, I think because the brakes on my last two bikes were horrible (Royal Enfield) and mediocre (older Guzzi), so I am used to it. But this morning as I was putting along at about 15 mph in city traffic, hand on throttle lightly and brake foot at the ready for slow downs, I suddenly had to stop quickly. Pressed the foot brake, and it was like there was nothing there... Grabbed the hand brake just in time to avoid plowing into the car ahead of me, but it was close. Partly my fault for getting a little bit traffic hypnotized, but still...