I'm a new rider so I don't know if it's a common thing but I've been caught a couple times trying to put her in first gear with the stand down and the engine shuts off. Thank you Yamaha for protecting morons like me
Most, but not all bikes have that safety feature. I bought a new Roughhouse scooter that would run with the side stand down. Apparently it is not a law in the US that the engine stop with the kickstand down and the bike in gear. Sure is a good safety feature though.