Biaggi's riding position is stretched out, far more forward over the gas tank than a stock RSV4. The clutch lever follows suit—adjusted all the way out, with zero slack. Thanks to the latest electronics, Biaggi only has to use the lever for the start of the race and, even then, he has "launch control." That's right, upshifts and downshifts are executed without use of the clutch. Today's Superbikes are so fast and the brakes work so well that eliminating any distractions is a good thing. I tried the system while braking in a straight line, and it worked well. But I have to say that I loved the feel of the clutch, especially transitioning back to the throttle after trail-braking to the apex of a corner.