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Ducati Shifting Advice

Discussion in 'New Riders and Riding Tips' at netrider.net.au started by martz, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Hey lads/ladies, earlier this year I went from a CBR250 to Ducati SF848. What a jump!!! So anyway, when I was doing the Q-Ride course on their 125's I was taught how to down shift, but in the Ducati manual it says I should rev the motor when down shifting. So as I'm nearing a red light, can someone please step out the process for this as I'm not sure if what I am doing is right or wrong, thank you.

  2. Google "rev matching motorcycle"
  3. I wouldn't worry for now about rev matching on down shifts. It looks and sounds cool, especially on a duke twin, but is not at all necessary in everyday riding. Just concentrate on your braking and ease the clutch out. I personally find it too hard to keep consistent brake pressure when trying to blip the throttle
  4. GO "the blip" , a must do for us Ducatisti :whistle:.
    Just as you pull the clutch a little "blip" on the throttle as you hold the gear lever down, then release the clutch, then release pressure on the gear lever :D.
    Never hit a "false neutral" again >
    Going up gears also hold the gear lever pressure 'till the clutch is released ;)
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