I did note this on a test ride.Change to second required almost immediately.
I found it tricky as well, particularly when it was brand spanking new. As it wears in a bit and you get more used to the engagement point it gets better, but I still find it requires a lot of finesse. Creeping up an incline at a green light waiting for a break to turn left across traffic is not one of my favorite things to do on the 310!Yes, this is a difficult bike to move off smoothly. Probably worse than any of the other 16 bikes I've had.
Definitely a common issue, I thought I was a rookie again, stalling out, but it gets better and ensure the clutchI have been riding for about 30 years now and have never had a clutch (even on a new bike) that felt like this one... It won't engage or take up until the last 1-2mm of releasing the lever and I stall or over-rev. Break-in first service next weekend so I will let everyone know how things feel afterwards.