last year my friend got his new bike, a Honda cb twister, and he invited me for a test-drive . the snazzy looks of the tank and cowl were appealing, but what really annoyed me was the gearshift. the shifter is a single-sided pedal, with a sophisticated shift pattern and above all it was more soft touch than a touch screen phone. But then i was surprised told me that the gearshift wasn't much of a problem, because the vehicle started in any gear, including the top gear ! And as i rode it i saw that for myself. there was absolutely no need to shift to neutral, before starting the engine. all that i had to do was pull in the clutch lever, press the self-start switch , and after the engine came to life, just release the clutch and simultaneously twist the throttle , and that was it , the bike started moving smoothly. This entire thing amazed me. what went in to designing the gear box, so that the vehicle can start even in the top gear. what do you guys feel about it ? are there any other bikes on the road, which have this same design flexibility ?