You should release the clutch nice and smooth, thats a big part of making it smoother, because the smoother you give power back to the back tire with the clutch, the smoother the shift will be.Hi all,
I'm a somewhat experience rider, but I'd really like to get your insight into the art of smoothly cycling up through the gears. I recently traded up to a new Suzuki Hayabusa, and I don't know what the best strategy is... for instance, if I'm accelerating in first, and I pull in the clutch and kick up to second, do I quickly release the clutch, or do I let it go more slowly for a smooth transition? Is it better for the RPMs to be higher prior to pulling in the clutch, and will that allow for a smoother shift?
Also, do I ease on the throttle as I release the clutch, or wait until the clutch is fully released to go back to the throttle? Maybe I still have to get used to the bike, but I'd like any tips you might have for upshifting. Thanks alot!