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Offline Manno

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Not a commuter bike.
on: June 07, 2013, 06:18:09 PM
Thought i might use the bike for work today. Never again. Gearing is so wrong for traffic.
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Offline Doc

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Re: Not a commuter bike.
Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 06:33:50 PM
I think the DCT in sport or manual will never be beaten in traffic/town.

With DCT, it would work as a commuter bike for me  :305:

...and it's pretty good at taking out the odd evil genius too!

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Re: Not a commuter bike.
Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 06:36:53 PM
I use it for commuting every day, its a DCT  love it  :047:
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Re: Not a commuter bike.
Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 09:02:16 PM
Agree

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Re: Not a commuter bike.
Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 03:31:52 PM
Dct. CT's not selling very well so my dealer won't get me one in to try.  :440:

Mind you, I've just had a great run up to Kielder Forest via the A68. Rollercoaster of a road. It takes a lot to get the big girl airborne!
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Re: Not a commuter bike.
Reply #5 on: June 08, 2013, 04:26:25 PM
*Originally Posted by Manno [+]
Dct. CT's not selling very well so my dealer won't get me one in to try.  :440:

Mind you, I've just had a great run up to Kielder Forest via the A68. Rollercoaster of a road. It takes a lot to get the big girl airborne!

Your dealer is wrong, DCT's are now selling at about 40% of the total sold and how do they expect to sell any if they don't have a demo to try out?

I along with many other DCT owners made the decision to purchase one within 5 minutes of riding one (after getting off a Manual version) but it took me many months to find a DCT to demo

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Re: Not a commuter bike.
Reply #6 on: June 08, 2013, 04:52:49 PM
Granted, the CT is a heavy old beast but once you get going its very well balanced. The manual version is quite high geared also but I just slip the clutch and/or hold onto first gear whenever the situation dictates.
It's never going to be as good as a 250 or 500cc bike in heavy traffic but for me the upside is the high riding position, great road presence and the ability to convincingly win any and every traffic light GP against any 4 wheeled vehicle and most 2 wheeled ones...  :152:

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Re: Not a commuter bike.
Reply #7 on: June 08, 2013, 04:56:54 PM
My dealer has a DCT as a demo bike. His sales are 50/50 DCT/Manual. He has 2 DCTs and 2 Manuals in the showroom - won't be there long though as they're selling well - 40 a week on average across Germany!

 



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