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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 01:01 PM
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I ride a DCT NC750X next to my GL1500 and i am loving it! I would certainly buy the DCT version .
The DCT by Honda has been used for quite a few years now (Since 2009? ) and has proven to be very reliable .
200.000 km is no problem.

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Hey Willem, is Westfriesland a McDonalds on the pacific coast?

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My experience on a Wing is that it is closer to a "car experience" than a "bike experience". Pushing, shoving, and hauling my GL 1500 on hills and parking makes me think the DCT is a winner. Read about what it does in First gear/below 1500 rpm.
Without a doubt they are reliable and functional from Honda.
From several models in Honda Line, I think the price mark up is a little hard to swallow, but if I were to buy an '18 ('20 or '21?) it would be the DCT.
I'm not ridin' in dirt with a Wing. Less direct control, more ease = ok with me.
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I too was curious if I would miss my clutch. The DCT is awesome! You can still manually shift using the paddles.
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My experience with my little Piaggio MP3 scooter which has a CVT transmission has been nothing but FUN !!!


I do NOT miss the shifter at all, and I have zero problems with using the left hand to apply the rear brake. it just seems that when I sit on that scooter, my brain just automatically "shifts gears" and does what it needs to do for the scooter.



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I suspect the DCT may be proven . In this brand new bike.... I'd wait a year or two to see how all the electronics holds up.

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OK, if you're talking about age, I guess I qualify as an old winger. I love the DCT bagger that I bought #32 from the factory, BTW. I usually don't buy anything the first year or two that's it out, but what was I gonna save? $2000? and lose 2 years of riding? Not at my age. The only problem with the DCT is not when I'm riding it, but when I switch to my B-king (naked Hayabusa for those not keeping up), I have to remember to pull in the clutch when coming to a stop. The B-king makes me feel like a teen-ager, the DCT Wing lets me appreciate my age.
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OK, if you're talking about age, I guess I qualify as an old winger. I love the DCT bagger that I bought #32 from the factory, BTW. I usually don't buy anything the first year or two that's it out, but what was I gonna save? $2000? and lose 2 years of riding? Not at my age. The only problem with the DCT is not when I'm riding it, but when I switch to my B-king (naked Hayabusa for those not keeping up), I have to remember to pull in the clutch when coming to a stop. The B-king makes me feel like a teen-ager, the DCT Wing lets me appreciate my age.



I sometimes ride my '02 like I stole it.... wild abandon for about 45 seconds, before I remember that I am 76 and reflexes aren't what they used to be
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