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    Manual vs DCT
    on: Feb 17, 2021, 09.29 pm
    Feb 17, 2021, 09.29 pm
    Two years ago I purchased my 2016, brand new from a local Honda dealer.  It was the only black one within a 1000 miles of me for sale.... and it was a manual transmission.  Long story short, I love the bike and have had ZERO buyers remorse at NOT getting a DCT.

    But a week ago, I purchased a lightly used Africa Twin with DCT and I am wondering if this AT is going to ruin me on my VFRX manual.


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    Re: Manual vs DCT
    Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2021, 09.22 am
    Feb 18, 2021, 09.22 am
    *Originally Posted by Big_John [+]
    Two years ago I purchased my 2016, brand new from a local Honda dealer.  It was the only black one within a 1000 miles of me for sale.... and it was a manual transmission.  Long story short, I love the bike and have had ZERO buyers remorse at NOT getting a DCT.

    But a week ago, I purchased a lightly used Africa Twin with DCT and I am wondering if this AT is going to ruin me on my VFRX manual.


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    Yeah! The taste of the pudding is in the eating. Having tasted the DCT, it's difficult to "untaste" it...and it does taint one's view. Personally, I find it so much more pleasurable riding the DCT than a bike with a conventional clutch system now.

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    Re: Manual vs DCT
    Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2021, 03.13 pm
    Feb 18, 2021, 03.13 pm
    I have friend riding DCT, mine is manual, tryed  his DCT few times, stil like more my manual! With a car was different, ones i tryed Automatic never wanted a manual!
    Still not there for me!

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    Re: Manual vs DCT
    Reply #3 on: Feb 19, 2021, 11.35 am
    Feb 19, 2021, 11.35 am
    Good to see you back John.   With the amount of miles you  and the wife log every year, the answer is yes.   You'll lament the manual tranny.  It is just so much more enjoyable to ride distance with the DCT.  I think the other members here will confirm that you just feel less fatigued with the DCT vs. manual at the end of the day's ride.  Only real curve is deciding when to override the DCT with the paddles in certain corners to avoid ECU telling it to shift in a way that you dislike. 

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    Re: Manual vs DCT
    Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2021, 04.22 pm
    Feb 19, 2021, 04.22 pm
    Yes, I agree with most of the above.  DCT for me every time.  I have never ridden the manual version, so I'm biased.  I tried the DCT demonstrator at my local dealer and I was sold.  Key factors were: Honda reliability, Engine, (never ridden anything so powerful), Transmission (DCT of course), self cancelling indicators (but never been 100% on my Crossy) and the best mirrors in biking.

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    Re: Manual vs DCT
    Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2021, 09.54 pm
    Feb 19, 2021, 09.54 pm
    I ve yet to get my CT, need to source a low seat but I have had both manual and DCT VFR1200F bikes. Recently I had a DCT Africa twin, DCT is great for most things- you can let it do it’s thing when you’re not too bothered but take over when you want control plus it doesn’t stall so if you’re doing a steep hill start with a pillion it’s easier.
    However as I tend to feather the clutch during slow riding I find slow control to be more challenging e specially on a tall bike.

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    Re: Manual vs DCT
    Reply #6 on: Feb 20, 2021, 12.00 pm
    Feb 20, 2021, 12.00 pm
    I have about 18K miles now on my 2018 Golding DCT and it has ruined me forever.  I just bought a 2017 CT DCT yesterday after selling my NC750X DCT.

    Never going back....DCT only
    Last Edit: Feb 20, 2021, 12.00 pm by Bulitt

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    Re: Manual vs DCT
    Reply #7 on: Feb 20, 2021, 07.25 pm
    Feb 20, 2021, 07.25 pm
    Bought a manual, after 6 months and trying a few DCT models I wish I'd ticked the DCT box on the order form when buying the Crosstourer.