The newer 6 speeds are a delight from the ancient 5 speeds I used to have.
The older bikes were nigh on impossible to shift smoothly without the clutch, and if you tried to down shift (even with the clutch) whilst cornering it would result in a wiggle, if not a big wobble.
My Bellagio with the same 6 speed box as yours, will handle a clutchless downshift (blipping), whilst toe tapping the bitumen rounding a big left hand downhill sweeper that finishes in a sudden tight right hander. Sweeet!
And Welcome to the Ghetto, plus that's a great name for a town.