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post #8 of (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 04:41 AM
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Re: Downshifting .. rooky question?

Originally Posted by MacBayne View Post
I wouldn't recommend going to first. First gear on these bikes are designed for taking off... i.e. starting from a standstill at peak torque RPM for maximum acceleration. You will unhook the rear MUCH easily in first, in a turn. The gap between 2nd and first is taller than between the rest of the gears and I am sure you can hear the "clunk" between them when gearing down.

First gear is for taking off, only.
The bike has a 85Mph first gear itís meant for a lot more then taking off using first for slower corners is of course fine and there is nothing about first that would damage the bike at all
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