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post #11 of 17 Old 12-08-2013, 01:13 AM
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It's okay Sleepngbear, I'd do seconds.

I mean; I second your motion, so-to-speak.
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I'm with you. I am only interested in a motorcycle with a clutch.
I can agree with you on that one btu have you tried a DCT transmission yet?

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I've Not Tried DCT but Some Reviewers are Impressed!

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I can agree with you on that one btu have you tried a DCT transmission yet?
On my just recently getting current on some of the latest bikes including Honda's with their DCT, I noted two separate articles that really stood out.

One was about a test someone did, taking one of Honda's DCT bikes offroad and apparently the DCT enabled it to smoothly go an impressive number of places it would not have otherwise. Clearly as that article called out, it was also about seasoned riders best leveraging the toolset of DCT, too.

In another item, the reviewer said he found himself really appreciating not having to bother anymore with even thinking about shifts. And that was after he was strongly predisposed against the concept of "an automatic.". That reviewer further called out something to the effect that, even though he had bee riding so long that shifting for himself was "something he didn't have to think about...," like most of us, I'm sure...he was surprised with how much more he was actually able to better enjoy riding and focusing on other aspects like the road and his line. All because of DCT effectively lightening his load, as one way to summarize.

So those two pieces did open my own eyes and mind a bit on the subject, too.
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I can see where not havin to shift can have its benefits sometimes. Maybe I'm just getting old
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On my just recently getting current on some of the latest bikes including Honda's with their DCT, I noted two separate articles that really stood out.

One was about a test someone did, taking one of Honda's DCT bikes offroad and apparently the DCT enabled it to smoothly go an impressive number of places it would not have otherwise. Clearly as that article called out, it was also about seasoned riders best leveraging the toolset of DCT, too.

In another item, the reviewer said he found himself really appreciating not having to bother anymore with even thinking about shifts. And that was after he was strongly predisposed against the concept of "an automatic.". That reviewer further called out something to the effect that, even though he had bee riding so long that shifting for himself was "something he didn't have to think about...," like most of us, I'm sure...he was surprised with how much more he was actually able to better enjoy riding and focusing on other aspects like the road and his line. All because of DCT effectively lightening his load, as one way to summarize.

So those two pieces did open my own eyes and mind a bit on the subject, too.
Interesting. But now are you talking about a DCT or a CVT? As I understand it, you still have to shift a DCT, but it's all electronical like and just doesn't require manually clutching. Whereas a CVT doesn't shift at all 'cos it has no actual gears.

But anyway ... I guess I could see a benefit to not shifting. I'm not quite ready to let that part of it go just yet.

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I can agree with you on that one btu have you tried a DCT transmission yet?
I've ridden scooters and missed the shifting. It's what I've been doing since I started riding more than 40 years ago. It seems strange to ride on 2 wheels and not shift. I reflexively do it. I also like shifting when I think it's right, not when the bike decides to.
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The CVT is actually shifting, well shifting is a bad word for it, as everyone thinks gears, lets say changing gear ratios.

A belt between two tapered cones, as the belt rides up one side of the cone at each larger or smaller section of the cones that is a different gear ratio.

I have both a Car and Bike that has a CVT.

The DCT can be an Auto shifter like on the NC700X/CTX700.

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