No it's been around longer than MotoGP. It does stand for Grand Prix though. It allows upshifts while leaning the bike over without getting your foot caught between the bike and the tarmac.Ok I will bite..is it called GP shifting because they turn the lever over in MotoGp racing?
But once you do it you have to stick with it. It is better shifting this way. God forbid if I ever buy a bike that can't be reversed. I took an R6 for a spin today and spent more time thinking about shifting than anything else. I was just helping out a friend I had to go take a shower (ie the crying game) afterwards.Did it last night, great Mod, Feels Goood, just makes better sense, now just have to train the brain which ways up & which ways down.
Same for me. Few times I have caught myself in a wrong gear but both those times were my mistake anyway, with a very sharp radius turn in a road never done before.I very rarely shift while leaned over. Part of setting up the turn, for me, is getting it in the right gear. )