Based on my experience with Quick Shifters, I would say that is the normal and accepted way to do it. In fact, on my Beemers, if you do it any other way, it may not shift at all. Unfortunately, this approach has not helped on my KTM so it's back to the dealer I go.I have a 790 Duke and found the quick shifter was a little rough. Then I experimented and found that if I held the throttle steady it helped a lot. One down shifts I find if I completely close the throttle and then push down it all works fine.