Originally Posted by IBWET
As for use it's better than the old one, still no neutral lock, so as a compromise the shifter is to the inside (nearer the wheel) so if bumped the throttle would rev the engine before knocking it into gear, not perfect but better than it was.
Just been up north for a couple of days, and spoke to a couple of Chaps Who Know About Things.
Apparently the lack of a lock is at the behest of the USAian marketeers, and as they buy more engines in a week than the UK does in a century (or something) they get to call the tune. And no, given the fondness for product liability lawsuits yon side of the pond, we couldn't understand the logic either...