108 HOW TO RID E THE MOTORCYCLE
Shift into the next higher or lower
A. Shift Pedal
Open the thro ttle part way, while re-
leasing the clutch lever.
For s mooth riding, each gear position
should cover the proper rate of speed
shown in the table.
Downshifting to a lower gear at
high speed causes engine rpm
to increase excessively, poten-
tially damaging the engine and
it may als o 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
Shifting up km/h (mph)
1st → 2n d 15 ( 9)
2nd → 3rd 25 (15)
3rd → 4th 35 (21)
4th → 5th 45 (27)
5th → 6th 55 (34)