The engine braking at low speed does suck, especially in a gravel lot. You have to be careful for sure. That's one major gripe I have, or had toward Kawasaki. If they would have eased up the fuel cut just a bit, you would hands down have a great beginner bike. But due to that overagressive braking, it makes the bike just a tad unstable for those with no throttle control experience. Ever since I added the Rapid Bike, and reduced the engine braking, it's made a huge difference in how the bike acts in tight places, and when fully letting off the throttle. Much more enjoyable. I only reduced it by -5, which I believe is percent.