Originally Posted by bruce.augenstein@comcast.
Your example of punching it from cruise in third gear at 6000 rpm is an example of jerk from the takeup of driveline lash when going from light-loading cruise to full power.
I think I will dare ask for a small clarification. How much driveline lash is there from a lightly loaded cruise to full power? I would say none.
Also, I would use for an example of a peaky power curve, the old Yamaha two stroke engines we use to ride. They would lift the front wheel when they came " on the pipe". Really something for an inexperenced rider.