There is another sub-forum about gear shift problem. Personally I have no problem with normal shifting except for it being clunky initially in the first few thousand kms. If you want smoother and faster up-shifting, clutchless upshift is the way. I have found that the optimal range for smooth clutchless upshift between 1-2 is 4000-5000rpm, for other gears 4000-6000rpm. In traffic and around town when you are riding leisurely, don't use clutchless between 1-2 because the gear will not engage properly or pop out to neutral. What is the experience/opinion of other KS riders here?