Depends on whether I want the engine braking, a normal stop coming to a stop sign for example, in which case I don't rev match, I just close the throttle and downshift, slowly let off the clutch and let the revs come up, the engine brakes the bike. I rarely shift into 1st to engine brake when coming to a stop, just pull in the clutch and use the brakes. As you may have noticed, downshifting into first is pretty abrupt. Kick it into first after I'm stopped.
With engine braking, I feel I'm trading clutch wear for brake wear. Brakes are cheaper and easier to service. So sometimes I just pull in the clutch and use the brakes.
Depends on the style of riding I feel like at the time. I'm a pretty relaxed rider. Nothing too intense.
If I'm downshifting to get to a better place in the power band to pass, ferinstance, then ya, I blip/rev match and give 'er.
Last edited by visitor zero; 09-08-2015 at 09:42 AM.