Have you noticed a trend developing in the transmission area? The Suzuki Stratosphere concept bike is an automatic. The Yamaha FJR1300 AE is clutchless paddle shift. Nissan just came out and said 40% of their cars will go a step further and have CVT by 2008. There are cars and trucks these days, perhaps most, that do not even have a manual shift option available. Have we finally reached the point where we are becoming shiftless? A lot of new developments are happening in transmissions which is probably due to the technology to make really good automatics now being available and the performance stigma has long ago gone away. Back in the day, any enthusiast who bought a “slush box” was looked down upon, now automatics are the rule. How far will this penetrate the motorcycle market? It’s already starting and I would expect it to pick up speed.