Coming from a long line of carbureted, heavy flywheel bikes, the FZ is really messing with my ability to make smooth shifts in the lower gears. The revs fall so quickly I have a hard time with timing, matching the revs with the throttle. I've been "soft-clutching" the gear changes instead of just dumping the clutch (like I'm used to, and could do pretty well with the other bikes) to help smooth it out. Today I tried a different strategy... something called "B" mode... and wouldn't you know it... I can shift much smoother clutching normally. Go figure...