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To DCT or NOT to DCT on 2018 Goldwing

I'm just a pup in the Gold Wing world and been riding my 2008 Nav/ABS for the past 10 years. I had a chance to see the new 2018, but not a chance to ride one and especially the new DCT model.

I saw some YouTube videos and seems the response is positive. My wife has the 2017 CTX DCT and I am NOT impressed with the shifting of it. Rather clunky, but it suits her good.

I realize technologies change and things improve over time, but having a hard time wrapping my head around this one. Most high end sports cars have had this paddle shift concept for years. I just wonder how smooth the operation is and what majority of the shifter crowd will be stepping into this new technology.


Wondering what the masses are thinking of the DCT?

Thanks a ton in advance for your feedback.
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The only DCT reviews I've seen were positive.

That said, I'd probably stick with what I know.

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It's a neat idea but way more complicated than a manual transmission. Reliability is my only concern. Honda makes reliable products but anything mechanical/electrical is subject to failure. With 2 clutches if 1 were to fail to release it could be a major problem.

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do you think the DCT might be a bike that you would want the Extended Warranty on it?



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Dave,

do you think the DCT might be a bike that you would want the Extended Warranty on it?
I can't even imagine enough to think about buying one so I don't know.
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I can't even imagine enough to think about buying one so I don't know.
Have no idea what DCT means but from what I have read here I am thinking dual clutch transmission? Am I close. I'll go look it up right now.
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I read a little about it and I like it. I am going to assume there are fail safes built in to the system that will protect the system in case of most any failures. Unwanted clutch engagement in automatics could be just as bad. Computer controlled things can react so fast you might not even know there was an issue but for the light and fail safe....Maybe.

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If I had money to burn maybe I'd be tempted but as I'm living on a broken income I'll let others be the guinea pigs.

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Suzuki has been using this type of technology since 2003 on their Burgman 650. Different bike, I know, but I have an original 2003 Burgman 650 and it runs great. I love the DCT (they call it the CVT- Continuously Variable Transmission). Honda may have to work out some kinks (like Suzuki did starting with the 2006), but I think it revolutionizes the way I ride.

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Suzuki has been using this type of technology since 2003 on their Burgman 650. Different bike, I know, but I have an original 2003 Burgman 650 and it runs great. I love the DCT (they call it the CVT- Continuously Variable Transmission). Honda may have to work out some kinks (like Suzuki did starting with the 2006), but I think it revolutionizes the way I ride.
DCT and CVT are totally different animals.

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