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2004 GSX-r750 jerky throttle response and driveline lash ?

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I read in sports rider magazine the following:

"At low revs around town, it's virtually impossible to shift smoothly, as the jerky throttle and driveline lash combine to make for a rough ride unless you are either very aggressive or very gentle with the throttle'

I was seriously considering this bike but this sounds terrible. I was planning to use this bike to cruise around town (local roads and some highway). It does not seem that this is the bike. IBased on my research it seems the Honda CBR 600 is more refined.

Can anyone give me some feedback on whether the quote above is accurate statement about this bike. Thanks.
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That's why it has an "R" in the name. It's a race bike. Don't expect a bike built for max performance to be gentle to you on the street - especially the new fuel injected models. They haven't worked out all the bugs yet.

On the other hand, that review does sound a bit overdramatic. I'd bet that anyone could get used to it and do all right.
Indicated or actual? Big difference.
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