It's still a manual and the lever still functions as a lever, unlike other ACs this one even has the ability to bump start with a couple turns of the adjuster. The clutch shines on tighter technical stuff. If a person were to live on pavement and gravel roads ignore the Rekluse. If you want to explore some single track??? I for one am happy Rekluse is taking their time getting it right and that someone with the engine mods is doing the testing. If soomeone wanted a lighter pull after install I would recomend a hydraulic clutch because she is much firmer once installed, but since it is the rare moment you pull the lever in it is no big deal. If my YZ450F is a scooter, I reckon I'm "Scooter Trash"