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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...gQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw2riPpJZmZyAUhotHLatCbG&cf=1

This article references "clutchless upshifting". I've only had one motorcycle in my life that had clutchless upshifting, that being my Honda Z50A which didn't have a clutch. It has always been my understanding that if you have a clutch, you use it. Since when do you shift up OR down without using the clutch? I was taught if you didn't use the clutch, you'd damage the transmission, and I can't even see myself trying this. Hearing gears grinding is not music to my ears, and I really don't want my oil supply riddled with metal shavings.

What am I missing here? Does anybody actually shift clutchlessly?

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One thing to consider.. and you will notice this on you 1st ride this bike has some hellified engine braking, none of my other bikes were like this I hardly ever brake going into a turn i just roll off the throttle... I think its one of the engines cooler features
 

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I've read that on several reviews how the downshifting makes the tire skip sometimes. I will have some "gettin' used to" to do!


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I've read that on several reviews how the downshifting makes the tire skip sometimes. I will have some "gettin' used to" to do!


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Leading the downshift with a big blurp of the throttle avoids that and sounds awesome after the exhaust is broken in a bit!!!:)
 

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how the downshifting makes the tire skip sometimes
Yep! I am proof of this. I tore up my bike and ultimately, due to a growth in my brain, have come back with a repaired machine($6500). I have not enjoyed the brain surgery or the chemo involved but ride every single day now.

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DillPickle313 - I'd be interested in more detail on what happened if you're willing to share. Thanks!


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Yep! I am proof of this. I tore up my bike and ultimately, due to a growth in my brain, have come back with a repaired machine($6500). I have not enjoyed the brain surgery or the chemo involved but ride every single day now.

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Welcome back hope your getting better it must of been a long recovery.
Now we need more ride reports from you.
 
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