Interesting. The QS on my SP is seamless. My NSC QS is nice, but not as smooth.. I thought the QS on my SP was a little notchy but so far, it has been close to 100% reliable and there was never a hesitation in all of the gear shifting. I have to say that the QS on the NSC is less notchy and definitely smoother.
That would have resulted in a higher price on a bike that isn't a big seller as is.I wished Honda had used stronger and lighter materials.