Really, have you tried it w/o shift assist, but with clutchless? I read somewhere you needed to quickly back off the throttle fully before resuming hard acceleration in order for SA to work--not so you're saying? Also, w/o shift assist w/ the method I described, you absolute need to be accelerating and hard is fine, then it's a rapid full off-throttle, no clutch pull, and you're right back at hard acceleration up to the next shift, w/o shift assist. I don't know if shift assist is a feature you can disable, but if it is try doing what I'm talking about. I get the sense is only a software change that is required, but that is just a sense as I"m not sure. Shockingly smooth and fast clutchless upshifting, in fact arguably it can be smoother than carefully done clutched shifting. The only thing that holds me back on this is not knowing if I can potentially do harm doing it. As I say it's very smooth and ultra quick and doesn't seem to feel like it's stressing anything. It's happened by accident on a downshift, but that seemed a bit jerky as revs weren't high enough, so I haven't played w/ it for downshifting.
So my big question is why are you doing this? When all you have to do is pull a clutch handle in?
You DO NOT have Shift Pro so what are you trying to say when you post you can do this and that and almost this without the clutch?
I applaud your "skill" but is is not a substitute for Shift Pro.
I just do not see the point or reason? I will say the first time you miss and you are in the higher rev range you might get cured of your faux Shift Pro exercises.
I think it bad forum to even encourage that type of shifting on this bike not only because a miss is going to cost you dearly, some other less experienced riders may try it with very bad results, and all you have to do is pull the damn clutch handle in.
Your bike treat it as you like without question, however you will never approach the safety and smoothness of Shift Pro doing what you are doing. Never going to happen. You do not have Shift Pro.
And we all might be in for a rude awakening with the new drive shaft, bearing, anti shudder and redesigned shifting forks that the '17 has. Like I say gotta be a reason and it is not just "oh hey we will improve this for our riders". And you may be just tearing up, and at, those "weaknesses" by your "I don't need no stinking Shift Pro" actions.
I for one have driven stick and bikes my whole life. If it got a clutch pedal, or a clutch handle, use the thing, it is there for a reason.
My advice to anyone who does not have Shift Pro and is even considering trying to imitate what has been said here (and so many other times Shift Pro comes up) , use the flippen clutch, less to think about and process, cant be much slower on the shift time, and a bunch safer for you and your bike.