Because I test rode a DCT and it shifts quickly and smoothly. I like the idea of not having to feather the a clutch when riding steep rocky terrain. Then again, I AM old and pretty lazy... maybe the best thing about DCT is riding across town with one hand holding the Starbucks...
Starbucks! Love it!! That's one for the + side of the equation:
I did a 14KM test ride in October and that was enough to convince me – got my AT/DCT last Friday.
Btw I’m an intermiate to beginner Off-Roader and hope to improve this standing with the AT/DCT in the coming seasons. I ride about 25,000 KM /Annually – And plan to increase my off-road time now that I have the AT, mostly for camping and fishing trips to begin, towards getting skill set up for doing The Great Divide Trail in the near to not to far future.
What I hope to like about DCT so far:
1. Daily Commuter in DCT in Traffic I expect will be awesome – Should eat up those stinking downtown potholes too as a bonus
2. Not feathering the clutch on Technical Off-Road Segments and NEVER STALLING – PRICELESS
a. Spend more thought on your line of entry and exit strategy
b. Easier to shift when Standing UP (Manual Mode)
3. Freeing up the left hand for:
b. GPS controls
c. Go-Pro controls
d. Snapping Pictures
e. Finding stuff in your Tank Bag (i.e.: camera, glasses, toll change, passport, water, charging cables, etc..) on the fly
f. When having those Intimate moments between “biker to cager” after being cut off or nearly killed in dangerous manoeuvres – i.e. one finger salutes