Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Wyandotte, Michigan
Lol now that’s a “can of worms to open” and I got the can opener, cause I enjoy worms...
Here’s my thoughts; if you think about it, really, unless you have some kind of physical reason you can’t shift a motorcycle the DCT is just an expensive toy or “want”, more like something you would prefer but not really NEED. Kind of like buying the “deluxe” model. Now with that said, you can also apply that to YOU getting a new bike altogether, unless there’s something wrong with your old AT, you don’t really NEED one you want one and it’s all up to you, if, you want to get rid of that extra money. I take it you have ridden manual motorcycles before and assume you have enjoyed riding them, so it all boils down to YOUR happiness and if that is worth it to you and did the DCT really make riding even more enjoyable or not or even more of a ‘convenience” worth paying for... So does it?
Personally, I’ve been riding long enough that shifting is not even a conscious though for me and if I get on a manual bike I’d still just run through the gears with out a second thought. Funny thing is now with my DCT I’m actually more aware or at least pay more attention to the gears it’s in; mainly I think because I’m just making sure it doing what it’s supposed to be doing ( lol and sometimes it is not what I’d prefer). So no personally I myself wouldn’t miss it but then I’ve been on bike for 40+ years so I’m actually more accustomed to clutches than automatic’s...
“If necessity is the mother of inventions, then laziness is the baby daddy.” A.A.
Last edited by AT-Dragon; 09-21-2019 at 09:11 PM.