This is the same guy who steered me to it. He just purchased a Kawi 636 and it now has 232 miles on it. He was going to put that bike back on the sales floor and get the new vstrom because he had one before and loved it. Well he comes in to work and see's the orange fz09 on the floor and BAM he's got to have it. Come monday he texts the store says i am doing the banking right now get the bike ready so the the other sales guy being a smart ass starts the bike up revs it up to 9g's takes a picture of the tac and sends it to him "its ready" Lmao. Now he use to race and what i am about to say is not to start an argument or anything this is his words not mine. The throttle, glitch blip whatever you want to call it is normal and the reason it has become a topic because this is something that would have been noticed by someone with racing experience who would have noticed it. The average rider probably would not have given it to much notice but yet there still can be a placebo effect. This is my true experience i did not notice it. I will say based on the fact that i got the bike last fall and was able to put only 122 miles on it before i had to put it away. I did take the edu to nick and had him ref lash it to get rid of the speed limiter i don't need anybody to tell me how fast or slow i can go! As you all know it did not work but i am confidant that it is smoother based on 2 reasons 1. reflash 2. my ability to transform my riding style from a cruiser to sport riding. I am not telling you to do it or not you will have to decide for yourself? I like it so far but i still need more miles to decide for sure.