I'm planning on getting a bike sometime in the future, probably starting 2006. As of now, I'm just trying to learn everything I can about them. I was reading about matching engine speed with road speed--and to clarify whether i understand this concept correctly I wanted to bounce this example of you guys. The basic idea is to match the RPM of the engine in relation to the gear to produce the speed matching the speed that you're going at. So if i was in 3rd and was doing 5000 rpm at 50 miles an hour and I wanted to down shift, I'd clutch, drop gear, rev up a couple thousand rpm, and release the clutch?