I posted in mechanics garage, but I thought I'd ask here and get some opinions from other 6th gen owners, hope that's ok. Just got an '02 VFR VTEC, and I've noticed when riding that at the 7000rpm mark where the VTEC kicks in (i can hear the change in engine noise) I have what feels like a bit of a dip in power. It's most noticeable when I'm not pushing the bike too hard, in 1st or 2nd gear, not really accelerating too hard, the VTEC kicks in, and there seems to be a slight drop in power, as though there's some extra drag or something. However when accelerating hard, I don't really notice anything, and the bike quite happily (maybe even eagerly) revs up to 10k+ with no issues. Also, when in 3rd and up, i can feel a bit of a boost in power as the VTEC kicks in if I'm accelerating from say 4k rpm though past 7k, so the problem seems to only manifest in lower gears, and generally only when I'm at say 5-10% throttle, over that I don't notice it, but perhaps that's just because the extra throttle is masking the problem? However on the way home yesterday, i was accelerating in 2nd or 3rd and hit the 7k rpm mark and this time, the bike seemed to get a sudden kick of power which i hadn't experienced before, makes me wonder if that's what is supposed to normally happen when the VTEC engages as opposed to what's previously been happening. So I'm curious to hear from other VTEC owners about what the VTEC transition feels like, try and work out whether there might be a problem with mine or not. thanks, Tim.