Theyre not the longest but long enough to be noticeable. Sometimes i feel like im shifting a truck or something. This causes the shifting to feel less than sporty at times.
Depends on the short shifter. The TWM ones are most definitely super short. I like that, personally, but certainly not everyone will. The one that Tork makes for the VT is a great middle ground shifter - when they get theirs done it might be something for you to look in to, or something like what SXTH is talking about above. You can have shifters that shorten the throw without actually being short.Ive never been a fan of short shifters. Imo they make the throws too short and akward feeling.
I'm making something a little differentI've seen some setups like that... my wife has one in her mini. The shifter is about the same height as stock, but it has a bend in it that makes the throws themselves much shorter as the shift knob stays close to the same position as the bottom end of the shifter.