When the clutch lever (1) is operated, drive from the engine
to the gearbox and the rear wheel is disengaged. Correct use
of the clutch lever is very important in all riding situations,
especially when moving off.
Using the clutch properly will prolong the life of the
engine and prevent any damage to components in the
The engine can be started with the sidestand down
and the gearbox in neutral. If starting with a gear engaged,
pull in the clutch lever (in this case the sidestand must be up).