I'm not a motorcycle gearing expert, but I do have experience with gearing on a road bicycle, and gearing does have an affect on acceleration across the board. I can't see how that would be any different on a motorcycle. Is the increase in acceleration going to be drastic? I doubt it but there almost certainly has to be some change. Anyway, I'm doing this more out of curiosity and fun, then anything serious. If I notice a difference, great. If not, no biggie. I will let you all know in a few weeks when I have everything installed.