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    Honda’s working on another semi-auto shifting design
    on: May 30, 2020, 03.49 am
    May 30, 2020, 03.49 am
    Article is interesting.  It does not paint the DCT in a terribly favorable light, characterizing it as fragile, while highlighting their new patent.  I actually really enjoy the DCT, have had no issues through three models, and am unaware of widespread failures.  I don't think the concept is novel, but it is interesting that there is so much R&D occurring on this new patent. 

    https://advrider.com/hondas-working-on-another-semi-auto-shifting-design/

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    Re: Honda’s working on another semi-auto shifting design
    Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 11.33 am
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    The linked ADV Rider article and the somewhat dismissive tone of several reader comments immediately below the article got me wondering what fraction of big Honda bikes, on models where DCT is/was a choice, are/were built with it. 

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    Re: Honda’s working on another semi-auto shifting design
    Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 02.06 pm
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    I don't have the actual numbers but have read media reports.  Since the redesign of the Goldwing, nearly 60% of consumer delivered machines are equipped with DCT.  Revzilla's common tread reported that Honda's total shipping of DCT on motorcycles equipped with DCT is over 200,000.  But on ATV UTVs my personal observations indicate that just about every Honda model has DCT.  I am a fan of DCT in just about every way, except at low speed. 

    Again, the numbers were from articles, not Honda.  Not sure they are reliable. 

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    Re: Honda’s working on another semi-auto shifting design
    Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 02.11 am
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    What to believe, a third-party magazine article or the many owners who have logged 100's of thousands of trouble-free miles on their DCT's?  Hmmm...   :138:

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    Re: Honda’s working on another semi-auto shifting design
    Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 02.39 pm
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    *Originally Posted by DEMBONES [+]
    What to believe, a third-party magazine article or the many owners who have logged 100's of thousands of trouble-free miles on their DCT's?  Hmmm...   :138:

    I am with you.  I hope that I did not characterize my opinion as anything less than an endorsement of DCT.  I was kind of confused by the writer's characterization.