1st ride 08 YZ-450F, Shifting Q

I'm coming off of a 07 450 Honda and just rode my 08 Yamaha on a jump infested MX track last Sunday. I went to the Yamaha primarily because of the superior suspension and linear powerband. Compared to the red machine the Yamaha's shifting was kinda "notchy", I missed my share of shifts that's for sure. Does this get better as the bike's trans breaks in? Any suggestions to improve this other than break-in.

I felt better shifting with my 07 when I changed to Amsoil. JMO.

It is characteristic, and it does get better.

I'm coming off of a 07 450 Honda and just rode my 08 Yamaha on a jump infested MX track last Sunday. I went to the Yamaha primarily because of the superior suspension and linear powerband. Compared to the red machine the Yamaha's shifting was kinda "notchy", I missed my share of shifts that's for sure. Does this get better as the bike's trans breaks in? Any suggestions to improve this other than break-in.

My 08 was the same way when it was new. It has about 40 hours on it now and the shifting is very good.

Thanks guys!

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