Good point on brake feel and being loose from cycling. Cycling teaches one brake modulation to avoid lock up, so I guess from that I never had problem “squeezing” instead of “grabbing” the brake lever. From mountain biking I knew to be off the brakes and carrying enough speed to float over rough/loose pavement, and brake just enough where I could find traction without exceeding it. Trail braking and keeping maintenance throttle into a turn were both intuitive to me.
I was more of a cross-country recreational rider in mountain biking who spent much more time grinding up hills than flying down. I thought maybe someone who’s a downhill racing specialist (mountain biking) or a road racer (bombing down steep mountain roads at high speed) who are used to higher speed on a bicycle would find even more connection between cycling and mc riding.
I just started reading a book on motocross and dirt riding techniques. It says riding well starts with positioning your body at the balance point at all times. This is so true both in cycling and in riding motorcycles. When I manage to do it right, it feels like dancing in steps with the equipment (bikes) and the weight of the bike disappears, instead of wrestling with it where you feel the tremendous weight and momentum.