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    2016 DCT
    on: Oct 22, 2017, 10.19 am
    Oct 22, 2017, 10.19 am
    I believe in 2016 the DCT changed to include 3 different S modes. Can anyone enlighten me as to what this means.

    I don't mean in the basic sense, but how do you select the 3 different S modes and how different are they when riding? Does it really make a difference? Is it an improvement over the previous DCT ->2015?

    Is there a new Owner's Manual/Handbook that details this new DCT?
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    Re: 2016 DCT
    Reply #1 on: Oct 22, 2017, 11.32 am
    Oct 22, 2017, 11.32 am
    The operating procedure of the DCT gearbox will be in the owners manual of a DCT bike with 3 sport modes. The 3 modes can be set with the engine running BUT NO THROTTLE. Press 'D' button for 'S' mode then hold in and select which sport mode you require. You cannot change the selected sport mode whilst riding the bike i.e. with throttle opened and once selected this level is kept irrespective of the ignition being switched or changing out of sport mode. Each sport mode increases the revolutions for each gear with 1 bar being the lowest. Does the sport 3 modes make a difference? That's subjective but I ride mostly in manual mode so the difference to me is minimal but for those who use sport mode then the difference is notable.
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    Re: 2016 DCT
    Reply #2 on: Oct 22, 2017, 02.07 pm
    Oct 22, 2017, 02.07 pm
    *Originally Posted by Yasko [+]
    The operating procedure of the DCT gearbox will be in the owners manual of a DCT bike with 3 sport modes. The 3 modes can be set with the engine running BUT NO THROTTLE. Press 'D' button for 'S' mode then hold in and select which sport mode you require. You cannot change the selected sport mode whilst riding the bike i.e. with throttle opened and once selected this level is kept irrespective of the ignition being switched or changing out of sport mode. Each sport mode increases the revolutions for each gear with 1 bar being the lowest. Does the sport 3 modes make a difference? That's subjective but I ride mostly in manual mode so the difference to me is minimal but for those who use sport mode then the difference is notable.

    Thanks for that. Dare I ask if there's anywhere from which I can download the latest Owner's Handbook?
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    Re: 2016 DCT
    Reply #3 on: Oct 22, 2017, 02.56 pm
    Oct 22, 2017, 02.56 pm
    Pre 2016 model if it is any use, which I had on my computer - copy and paste or shift-left click
    http://pdfziel.com/doc/1809-honda-vfr1200xd-crosstourer-owners-manual
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    Re: 2016 DCT
    Reply #4 on: Oct 24, 2017, 05.59 pm
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    Thanks, I already have the 2012 Handbook. Would like to see what any new version says about the new DCT.

    Something else has occurred to me. How can one easily determine whether a bike is the later 2016 model with these 3 S modes, or it's an earlier bike?

    A lot of advertisers are very economical with the truth when describing a bike they want to sell, often stating the year of the bike as the year it was first registered. So it's important to be able to easily determine the difference. Is there any obvious tell-tale that can be used to identify a genuine 2016 bike - apart from holding in the Mode button and trying to select different S modes, as that is not always practical. Any obvious visual sign that can identify a 2016 bike?
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    Re: 2016 DCT
    Reply #5 on: Oct 25, 2017, 06.31 am
    Oct 25, 2017, 06.31 am
    Use the search facility, there are some excellent answers to this question.
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    Re: 2016 DCT
    Reply #6 on: Oct 25, 2017, 07.14 am
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    Genuine 16 and 17 bike will have lever adjustable screen. Probably easiest way to identify. Many 16 registered bikes are 15 and some even earlier.


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    Re: 2016 DCT
    Reply #7 on: Oct 25, 2017, 08.36 am
    Oct 25, 2017, 08.36 am
    *Originally Posted by Yasko [+]
    Use the search facility, there are some excellent answers to this question.

    What would actually be helpful is if you pointed out where these answers to my question can be found.
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