I am Phil from West Sussex in England, and been riding on and off for 40+ years. Currently I am inquiring about part exchanging a scooter for a Crosstourer. I took a DCT for a test ride about a year a go mainly because I had a crash about 30 years a go and was lucky to keep my left leg. I thought a DCT would be the way to go if I have further problems it would mean I could keep riding. I was sceptical an automatic bike wouldn't give me good slow speed control and it would change gear at the wrong time. The test ride absolutely dispelled any concerns I had and it was like it fitted me like a glove and it felt like I had been riding the bike for years. I have a Quadro 4 350cc scooter that I hoped my wife would find a "stepping stone" to a big bike but that hasn't happened. It is just not an enjoyable at all, being it's "twist and go" with a belt driven CVT transmission and free wheels at about 10 mph when winding off the throttle. In the past, I have had a number of Hondas, two of them being VFRs (a 500 and 750). I want to do some long distance touring as well as some ride outs with friends. The Crosstourer I'm looking at has done 25000 miles so I am hoping it will be OK. If I get it, the oils will get tested and a dealer will give it a thorough check.