Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Holbrook, Mass.
It may be OLD SCHOOL, but blipping the throttle for a down shift, is something I still do, without thinking about it. I don't find myself doing it a lights much though. I will do it if I am on a hill at a set of lights though. Don't know why I do it. Just an old habit I guess.
It may come from the dirt riding days, or riding on track. But when down shifting, bringing the Rpm's up to match your speed will keep you from having the rear tire brake loose in a turn. I don't ride that fast on the street anymore, so it's not imperative. I do however still find myself doing it out of habit.
Vance & Hines Long Exhaust .
K&N air filter