Motorcycle Gear Shift Patterns. Motorcycle gear shift pattern: 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, Neutral and 1st gear. You’ll need to use your left foot to operate the gear lever to select 1st gear for moving off and higher gears as you gain speed. Before operating the gears, you should fully pull the clutch lever in. The typical gear shift pattern is as follows in the diagram. Using the Motorcycle.