Downshifting to a lower gear at
high speed causes engine rpm
to increase excessively, poten-
tially damaging the engine and
it may also cause the rear wheel
to skid and cause an accident.
Downshifting should be done
below the vehicle speeds for
each gear shown in the table.
Vehicle speed when shifting
1st → 2nd
2nd → 3rd
3rd → 4th
4th → 5th
5th → 6th
HOW TO RIDE THE MOTORCYCLE
6th → 5th
5th → 4th
4th → 3rd
3rd → 2nd
2nd → 1st
Close the throttle completely, leav-
ing the clutch engaged (except when
shifting gears) so that the engine will
help slow down the motorcycle.
Shift down one gear at a time so that
you are in 1st gear when you come
to a complete stop.
When stopping, always apply both
brakes at the same time. Normally
the front brake should be applied a lit-
tle more than the rear. Shift down or