I think to get the desired effect I would have to double clutch downshift, which as far as I can gather, is not possible with a sequential box because there is no 'neutral' between gears, like in a car. rev-match only helps when releasing the clutch. I am talking about getting the stupid thing into first gear with the clutch all the way in. It often gets sort of 'stuck' like the tops of the teeth in the gears line up perfectly so it wont drop. My manual cars do this once in a while too, but there for some reason it is less annoying. I think because I am not worried about becoming a permanent "Joe Pancake" or hood ornament when I am in the cage. C'est la vie. Overall though, bike is still great!