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1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

Ok sorry if this is a repost but I heard the other day that the 1000RR will come with a reverse race style shifter. IE you click down and the gears go up and vice versa. If it does come like this, is it a good thing? I have been riding bikes with the normal shift pattern for so long I fear I would get crossed up.
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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

I find that highly unlikely. If it were the case, I'm sure at least one of the many publications that have tested it would have said so by now.
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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

no, it's regular.
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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

Wanna ride my '73 Norton?? Reverse (GP) shift pattern with shifter on the right side and brake on the left.
The only saving grace is that converting the 'blade to the proper pattern was quite easy. Switching to the other side is gonna be a trick.

Maybe I'll pass on that part!

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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

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Wanna ride my '73 Norton?? Reverse (GP) shift pattern with shifter on the right side and brake on the left.
The only saving grace is that converting the 'blade to the proper pattern was quite easy. Switching to the other side is gonna be a trick.

Maybe I'll pass on that part!

I had to look twice then to see who had posted this, I thought for a minute It sounded like smitty

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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

Being new here, I'll take that as a compliment........
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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

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Being new here, I'll take that as a compliment........

smitty makes you look young, I was just refering about his general comments from bikes of old

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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

US Govt. regs. state all bikes since 1974 must have their primary controls in the same place and actuate in the same fashion. In other words, no GP shifting on a new streetbike.

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I might have guessed!! Big brother looks after us all quite well, thanks!!
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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

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Wanna ride my '73 Norton?? Reverse (GP) shift pattern with shifter on the right side and brake on the left.
The only saving grace is that converting the 'blade to the proper pattern was quite easy. Switching to the other side is gonna be a trick.

Maybe I'll pass on that part!
I've riden my roomates 1967 Yamah Trailmater, that reverse shift patern skrews with me every time LOL
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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

I was a motor cycle mechanic in the mid 60s thru mid 70s. I test rode hundreds of bikes, all with different gear change setups. Left side gear change, right side gear change, some up for "down", and some down for "up". One up 3 down, one down 4 up, one up 4 down, one down 3 up, one down 5 up, etc.
Plus guys would put rear sets on and turn the gear shift pedal around, making say a Triumph Bonneville's "normal" set up of one down 3 up into a one up 3 down sequence. I guess my mind worked faster back then because I don't remember ever having to think about it and it just came naturally!!!!!!!
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Re: 1000RR has reverse shift pattern?

It's pretty easy to get used to the reverse pattern shifting.
My friend and I sometimes swap bikes (he has reverse shifting) and it was pretty easy to work with. I like it much better than standard.
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