The changes in the DCT shifting appear to be from a combination of things. First, Honda added some additional internal dampers in the transmission, so there really isn't any way to do that to a 208/19 model without tearing apart the engine and transmission and spending huge amounts of money. I suspect that the dampers are what are responsible for the reduction in noise and amount of "clunk" you feel when you shift. The 2020 bike shifts feel, (dare I say it) more like the automatic transmission in a car, and are significantly smoother and quieter. The other improvements seem to come from internal programming in both the ECM and TCM controllers for the improvements in throttle response and shift speeds. While the ECM can be reflashed, the TCM has yet been done, which I suspect is where the transmission shift point maps are stored. I don't know if any hardware or wiring changes have been made, so I can't say for certain that the 2020 ECM and TCM could be put on a 2018/19 bike, but I suspect that would be possible. It would however be a pretty expensive proposition.My question is: Could we have an update on that shifting problem for the '18 and '19 Bike. I suppose the new DCT software is making this bike better. Fred can you ask Honda if it's possible. Yesterday I asked my dealer but he didn't now. The greatest problem that I had with shifting was in hairpins. I went up to the Stelvio(Italy well now mountain, 53 hairpins) and he was shifting down to 3 gear before the hairpin. But when I came out of the corner and I go on the throttle he was shifting down to second gear a little brutal. He did it every time. Even I felt that engine is strong enough to stay in third gear. So after 10 corners I went to manual shifting and that was real good. Did this mountain before with my CRF1000 and all went fine all the way in automatic gear.