Hi Bazza950. Don't be put off by the weight. Bike has big sturdy grab handles that are positioned exactly where you need them to manhandle it. I have gravel on my drive and have to push the bike out backwards and do a 3 point turn every time I leave, it's not a piece of p but it's very do-able and as you say anyone with bike experience sort of works around stuff like this. I have the DCT, been on it about 3 weeks now and have about 400 miles on it. Very quickly becomes second nature and it's perfect for you if you have left foot issues. It's also got cat like balance, seriously. I was going through a village yesterday and there was a wagon blocking the road reversing into a pub car park. I had to come to a stop and managed to stay feet up for maybe 30 seconds or more just crawling along at much less than walking pace before driving off again. Not had a bike as good as this and I have had a few. I think the DCT really suits this bike. Happy hunting.