A common theme among superbikes these days is annoyingly tall gearing. There are a few reasons that companies do this—noise emissions, perceived throttle response, and fuel mileage among them—but at the root of changing the gearing on this R1 is that the tall gearing bugs me. If I was riding on a Grand Prix circuit the gearing is probably perfect, but I’m at traffic lights way more often than I am carving up GP tracks and riding at low speed with tall gearing bites. So, to the aftermarket! There are a few options and different directions you can go, explained simply below.