Originally Posted by ph0rk
A smoother running motor that might be less good around town, where the low end torque is rather useful. Pretty damn handy jockeying for position on the interstate around rush hour, too - I can squirt ahead of traffic about to do something stupid with only right wrist input, regardless of where I am in the RPM range (even in 6th).
Others disagree, of course.
Just the opposite, smoother running meaning less jerkiness and more
refined/controlled operation with both the throttle and the gearbox/clutch.
This doesn't mean a loss of torque.
2 of the best mods for a modern boxer are the cat removal and a fuel nanny or Accelerator (booster plug) module.