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Engine braking is just the compression of the engine slowing you down when you are in gear and the throttle is closed. All motorcycles do it, and the amount of braking effect depends on what gear you are in. Lower gears have more braking effect. Standard transmission cars & trucks do it also. The Burgman 400 doesn't have as much, because the transmission setup is mechanical, and doesn't change ratio as much when you slow down. The transmission on the Burgman 650 is electronically controlled, and it does lower its ratio as you slow down - very similar to a motorcycle rider progressively downshifting as they are coming to a stop. The key to using it effectively is not to abruptly close the throttle unless you actually want maximum engine braking effect. Just gradually roll the throttle down to get the level of engine braking you want. It becomes second nature after a little practice.
 
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