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Why dont motorcycles have pedals (for acceleration/braking)?

Why dont motorcycles have pedals (for acceleration/braking)?

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If bikes had pedals for the gas, clutch and brake, how would you ever start moving without falling over? Once a bike is moving, it will stay upright by itself but not while stopped. When taking off from a dead stop, as soon as you put your feet on the pedals you'd fall over.
Indian 841 and 60's vespas are unusual layouts with foot clutches or throttles or even hand gear changing after year of research and trail and error motorcyclist have decided that they like to control the gears with the foot but in motogp and bsb as well as modded roadbike a thumb brake can be added so rear breaking can be done with the thumb and so every thing but the gears are done by hands in short quick movements but there is most likely a bike i have not heard of that does use a foot throttle and im sure the rider once used to it can ride it fairly effectively and is will have advantages as well as drawbacks
Some bikes have whats called Suicide Shift. Its called that because trying to ride them is pretty much suicide. u have a foot clutch usually on the left side and a gearshift sticking up also on the left side. Having to hold the clutch pedal with your left foot means sitting at a traffic light u only have your right foot on the ground. and when shifting your only holding onto the right handle bar. all very dangerous things. Hence SUICIDE SHIFT. I hope this clears some of this stuff up for you. By the way you cant buy a motorcycle (as far as i know) with suicide shift. It has to be modified by the person wanting to set it up that way.
Yes, they work awesome. More air is always going to make a difference.
If bikes had pedals for the gas, clutch and brake, how would you ever start moving without falling over? Once a bike is moving, it will stay upright by itself but not while stopped. When taking off from a dead stop, as soon as you put your feet on the pedals you'd fall over.
Indian 841 and 60's vespas are unusual layouts with foot clutches or throttles or even hand gear changing after year of research and trail and error motorcyclist have decided that they like to control the gears with the foot but in motogp and bsb as well as modded roadbike a thumb brake can be added so rear breaking can be done with the thumb and so every thing but the gears are done by hands in short quick movements but there is most likely a bike i have not heard of that does use a foot throttle and im sure the rider once used to it can ride it fairly effectively and is will have advantages as well as drawbacks
Some bikes have whats called Suicide Shift. Its called that because trying to ride them is pretty much suicide. u have a foot clutch usually on the left side and a gearshift sticking up also on the left side. Having to hold the clutch pedal with your left foot means sitting at a traffic light u only have your right foot on the ground. and when shifting your only holding onto the right handle bar. all very dangerous things. Hence SUICIDE SHIFT. I hope this clears some of this stuff up for you. By the way you cant buy a motorcycle (as far as i know) with suicide shift. It has to be modified by the person wanting to set it up that way.
Yes, they work awesome. More air is always going to make a difference.

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