Don't get me wrong...both bikes I own now are "throttle by wire", if you will, so I *understand* the basis for people responding in threads with comments like "the bike sux b/c the throttle is too touchy", etc. But holy shit, EVERY bike is different, so YOU have to adapt to EVERY bike that's new to you. Now, before I make this next statement, so thoughts: 1 - I am by no means the best rider around, nor do I claim super-human skills on or off road. 2 - I have taken several on and off road training classes, which did teach me a few things. So... Maybe these people are simply lacking some skill? I don't really believe that in the vast majority of cases. In most cases, I think its a simple matter of not liking change. THAT is pretty normal for all of us in many cases over time. But, I do wonder about some people... EVERY class I've taken, and thus every subsequent ride I've taken, I've learned about an used this little thing called the clutch. On road its pretty straight forward, but hit the dirt and things DO change, so using that clutch more solves a LOT of problems. When people complain about slow speed throttle twitchiness, it makes me wonder if those people are using the clutch effectively? I have to admit, here, that plenty of times I'm lurchy and NOT smooth on my bikes, and its due, at least 50% of the time to either my clutch work or not paying attention to throttle control. Yes, newer bikes with throttle by wire can require some changes in approach. Yep, I agree they can have touchier throttles, BUT to me that's just something I need to adjust to - like the new seat, the new windscreen, and new bend in the handlebars, the new grips, he new vibes, etc. From where I sit, I'll happily take the benefits inherent with throttle by wire technology. If it means I need to exercise more control over my right wrist and work the clutch in different conditions, then so be it. Happy to adjust for the benefits of new technology. (And I don't just mean the immediate benefit son a given machine, I mean in the overall moving forward of technology.) My intent here is "observation", not "judgment", so if you find your nostrils flaring, your blood pressure rising and your anger peaking, well, that's something you'll will need to deal with. I'm not intending to single anyone out personally.