I notice that Suzuki is fitting a slipper clutch to the new model bike. The cynic in me thinks that one motivation for doing this is to soften the driveline thrash that people are complaining about (the on/off throttle, etc.). If the bike essentially freewheels when you back off the gas, then you won't feel the fuel-cut. Of course, you'll still get a hit when you get back on the gas, but it seems like a slipper would get rid of half the "problem", or at least the perception of a problem from a number of riders. It's true that with a TPS adjustment and some careful fuelling, that the current bike can be made to feel a lot smoother at low RPMs, but doing this will likely defeat the required emissions target. A slight retune and the addition of a slipper clutch could well allow Suzuki to keep the bike in strict emissions regulations, and provide riders the experience they expect. Comments, anyone?