How to Ride the Motorcycle
1. Gear shift pedal
Close the throttle while pulling in the clutch
lever. Shift into the next higher or lower gear.
Open the throttle part way, while releasing
the clutch lever. Always use the clutch when
Take care to avoid opening the throttle too
far or too fast in any of the lower gears as
this can lead to the front wheel lifting from
the ground (pulling a 'wheelie') and to the
rear tire breaking traction (wheel spin).
particularly if you are unfamiliar with the
motorcycle, as a 'wheelie' or loss of traction
will cause loss of motorcycle control and an
The gear shift mechanism is the
'positive stop' type. This means
that, for each movement of the
gear shift pedal/lever, you can
only select each gear, one after
Do not shift to a lower gear at speeds that
will cause excessive engine rpm (r/min).
This can lock the rear wheel causing loss of
control and an accident. Engine damage
may also be caused. Changing down
should be done such that low engine
speeds will be ensured.