Bike shifts with a bang, at low RPMS, so everybody else can notice you ride a man's bike - you don't just shift, you drop the hammer and go.
It's funny you say this CrossRoads! It's exactly how I feel when I ride my bike! Coming from Japanese bikes and not "really" knowing if I ever got into the next gear (til I released the clutch), I find the "hammer" sound/feel of the Vic to be a huge asset! Heck, my wife even commented how she likes the shifting..Her first words after asking for a ride were "Wow! This is a man's bike!" Hahahaha
Anyway, whenever I read magazine reviews where authors mark off a Vic for clunky shifting, I kind of shake my head--I love the transmission just the way it is!
Happy Turkey Day!
2012 Cross Country--trunk at times, stereo/amp upgrade, Madstad Windshield bracket, old-man style heated seat/grips, RPW Exhaust/Lloydz ATS and filter, PCV/AT, Cycleops Cheese, side covers and primary insert, soft lowers, a bit of chrome...