Can't comment on false neutrals. But I did read a link recently about the Gertrag gearboxes and how the clunkiness and noise was due to their position on that bike and the lack of some damping washers, or something like that. Unfortunately, I can remember neither the link nor the details, but in short I understand these traits to be endemic to the design of the boxer twin.
If it makes you feel better my Ural's gear change sounds like frozen tuna fish landing on a car bonnet! (there's imagery for you!)
Adventure: it's an experience, not a style!
(so ride what you like, but ride it somewhere new!)