Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Northern Virginia/Metro DC
I'm a new rider and have been out on my new-to-me 2016 about ever second or third day or so for the past two weeks. I am riding in a congested urban environment with tons of stop/go, not on open roads. I still haven't needed neutral while out riding at all.
At the end of my rides, I slowly roll up my gravel driveway in 1st gear, stop short of the garage, flick the kickstand down, and park her. Then just before removing the key and dismounting, I gently click the shift up and the neutral light comes on (the engine is already off due to the kickstand being deployed.) After the bike cools down, I roll it into the garage.
I can see some limited instances where neutral is handy (such as Nardospark described), but are you folks actually shifting into neutral routinely while out riding, such as at stop lights and signs?