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  • Offline navigator1946   gb

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    Hi from, Navigator1946
    on: Aug 03, 2017, 10.20 am
    Aug 03, 2017, 10.20 am
    Hi to you all.  I'm looking to upgrade my old Deauville into a CT in the near future , having had a test ride on the DCT model - which stunned me!! I'm on here to find out the small details that make all the difference when choosing a bike.  Particular concerns are the differences between the "old" DCT and the current version, as I will be looking at both types before deciding which way to go.  Am also interested in any comments you guys might have to assist me in my choice.
    Just love my HONDA Crosstourer dct, and my manual TDM900.

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    Re: Hi from, Navigator1946
    Reply #1 on: Aug 03, 2017, 12.31 pm
    Aug 03, 2017, 12.31 pm
    Welcome Navigator 46.

    Ive now got a 2015 DCT and I think its a great system and I very pleased with it but from what I've heard from those who have tried the latest type (Genuine 16 bikes onwards) the new system is a good step forward over the previous one. 16 onwards also have the lever adjustable screen and power socket in the cockpit.
    All that said, I wouldn't let that put you of and earlier bike if you find a nice one that ticks your boxes.


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    Re: Hi from, Navigator1946
    Reply #2 on: Aug 03, 2017, 03.29 pm
    Aug 03, 2017, 03.29 pm
     :400: and safe riding  :305: I use the paddle shift on the DCT's and some times D mode in wet slippery conditions so the upgraded DCT and does not matter to me. However as Hartley said the latest version is  better  and includes 3 S modes.
    Bill

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    Re: Hi from, Navigator1946
    Reply #3 on: Aug 04, 2017, 06.55 am
    Aug 04, 2017, 06.55 am
    hi and fit like min?
    What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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    Re: Hi from, Navigator1946
    Reply #4 on: Aug 04, 2017, 08.45 pm
    Aug 04, 2017, 08.45 pm
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    *Originally Posted by slomogadgie [+]
    hi and fit like min?

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     :400: along to the colleCTive navigator1946.
    Can't comment on the virtues of DCT ownership but am currently looking at changing from my manual Highlander to a DCT version so will be watching this thread with interest.
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: Hi from, Navigator1946
    Reply #5 on: Aug 04, 2017, 09.03 pm
    Aug 04, 2017, 09.03 pm
    Welcome!   :400:

    I don't have a DCT, but rode a 2016 one before I bought my manual.   I think it's a great system, and the newer setup seemed to work quite well on all the settings.  Good luck with your search.
    History of bikes: '80 XL185s, '87 Ninja 250, '89 EX500, '91 ZX6, '84 KZ700a, '86 Ninja 1000R, '98 VFR800, '93 CBR600F2, '00 CBR929rr, '98 VFR800 (2nd VFR), '88 VTR250, '97 YZF1000 Thunderace, '05 GSXR600 (current), '00 YZ425F Sumo, '03 Tuono 1000r, '03 YZ450F Sumo, '03 VFR800 ABS (3rd VFR), '06 KTM Superduke, '01 VFR800 (4th VFR current), '12 Aprilia Tuono V4 (current), '89 Hawk GT, '93 CBR900RR (current), 1999 TT-R 250, 2014 CBR1000RR SP, 2007 KTM 450EXC (current), 2016 VFR1200X (5th VFRcurrent

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    Re: Hi from, Navigator1946
    Reply #6 on: Oct 03, 2017, 07.22 pm
    Oct 03, 2017, 07.22 pm
    Thanks everyone. The search is over and I will shortly take delivery of my 2016 dct highlander. On its centre stand it looks enormous!  I'll be spending more time on this site in future. A very good Deauville coming up for sale soon!!  :031: :008:
    Last Edit: Oct 03, 2017, 08.25 pm by navigator1946
    Just love my HONDA Crosstourer dct, and my manual TDM900.

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    Re: Hi from, Navigator1946
    Reply #7 on: Oct 03, 2017, 10.51 pm
    Oct 03, 2017, 10.51 pm
    Congratulations Navigator1946 and  :400: to the gang.
    Ride safe and enjoy the ride.
    It is a big beast compared to the Deauville, but im sure you'll love.
    Get it of the centre stand and ride it, you will enjoy the smiles.  :028: :031:
    keep it shiny side up !!!