Once you’re riding along nicely in first gear, it’s time to try second. Get a little momentum going at about 1/3 throttle, roll the throttle off, then pull the clutch in. Now shift up, let the clutch out smoothly, and roll the throttle back to where it was. (On future rides, you will see that you can shift up by letting off the throttle and using no clutch, or power shift with only the clutch while still hard on the throttle.) If you hit neutral while learning, don’t stomp the shifter back into first, just slow to a stop
and start up again. For clutchless bikes, just let off the throttle, shift up, then roll the throttle back on.