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I rented out a Suzuki C50 through rideshare today and really liked the built-in gear indicator. Wanted to know from which year model did Suzuki start putting these gear indicators in C50? It will help narrow down my search for used bikes.
 

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How much riding experience do you have ?
Most folks find that they don't need the gear indicator after a few months.
Not much. Just took the BRC course and got my endorsement. I would like to have some sort of visual cue on which gear I am instead of "feeling" it based on the engine noise/vibration. I have been in situations where I was trying to upshift beyond 5 or not very sure if I was in 1 or 2. Just one less thing to worry when there is a lot going on. Agree in a matter of few months this may feel trivial.
 

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. I have been in situations where I was trying to upshift beyond 5 or not very sure if I was in 1 or 2. Just one less thing to worry when there is a lot going on. Agree in a matter of few months this may feel trivial.
After YEARS of riding, you probably will still try to find a 6th gear sometimes !! ;)

The rest will come to you, fairly quickly I hope.

Glancing down to look at a gear indicator can actually be a distraction when you should be paying attention to the "road".
 

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I have a 2009 C50 that came with stock gear indicator (I believe anything prior DOES NOT have a gear indicator or tach). I find it very helpful because as a cruiser I find myself often getting caught up in the views and focusing so much on maneuvers and such that I can forget what gear I’m in. Obviously counting to 5 isn’t terribly hard but it’s a nice feature. Would be nice on a lot of the sport bikes, FZ1 always gets me distracted by the blistering speed and I forget if I’m in 6th or 5th.
 
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