Bought a 95 shadow 600 thusday night. Did not get a chance to do anything but test ride until today. I did not have to go far Half Moon Bay and back (50 miles round trip). Yes it is a smoother, quiter ride and you do feel like it's grown an extra gear. But getting of the line or out of the way in a hurry, NOT going to happen. The bike even if I have to buy the sprockets to change it back it is more that worth it.