WEIRD - Revving higher than normal when hard accelerating??
I went out for a ride on my 2002 Honda Rebel 250 last night. I’m a new rider (MSF course two weeks ago) and have had this bike for a week as of today.
I was riding with a buddy, so naturally I started going harder on the throttle at times. Whenever I accelerated hard in like 3rd or 4th gear, the motorcycle rpm would go up, but then as it would come into the mid to high range (no tachometer so Idk what rpm number), it would rapidly go up/rev much higher and stay there, then match to that rpm.
Example: Let’s say I was revving at 2,500 Rpm in 3rd gear. I would accelerate pretty hard, and it would climb normally to 3,500 rpm and then really, really quickly climb to like 5,000 rpm and stay there for like a second, and then would go to 4,700 rpm and back to 5,000pm like normally and keep climbing until I upshift.
It reminded me when I would drive my manual car and accelerate hard, the tires would spin due to a lack of traction and the rpm would go high – then it would catch traction and go back to normal.
Except I was pretty certain that my motorcycle tire had traction the whole time. Weird, right?
What could this be?
Past: 2002 Honda Rebel 250
Current: 2018 Honda Rebel 300 ABS