Survey: car manual experience
I'm just wondering, prior to learning how to ride a motorcycle, did you have manual driving experience? they say if you know how to drive manual, then the process of learning how to operate a motorcycle will be a piece of cake because you have an idea of shifting and friction zone.
I had manual experience and that helped me tremendously and indeed it was a piece of cake, since I was nervous about operating a motorcycle, it is different from a car. I know that not all motorcyclist know how to drive manual. I also give credit to MSF instructors on their guidance and from there on you either got it or you don't.