I do not think it is a serious problem, but it definitely is irritating. When taking off in 1st gear, the clutch would engage smoothly until the very last moment before fully engaged. It would kind of grab and jerk if not careful. In fact it does it in any other (low) gear when slipping the clutch in in low RPMs. Lever free play is set right and there is no clutch slippage when fully engaged. The grab/jerk is almost nonexistent with cold engine, the hotter the engine the more pronounced it is. I have 14k kms on the bike and it does it from new. I changed the oil twice, first I put in there 5W40 synthetic, now I have there 15W40 semi-synthetic Rotella. I wonder if regular/nonsynthetic oil would make difference. Anyone experiencing similar thing or could you comment on this issue?