Hello New Found Friends!
Picked up a new, 2017 DCT today at what seemed like a good price, considering ($9,163 before tax and nuisance fees.) Discovered this forum while still trying to wipe the grin off my face from my first ride out into the stix.
I'm an old guy, history of mostly crotch rockets, cruisers, and just plain road bikes that might be called naked bikes, these days.
Last bike was a Honda Valkyrie that I enjoyed quite a bit, but sold when I moved to a non MC friendly state for awhile. Recent relo to AZ got me to thinking about "adventure" riding, so rented an AT on a recent business trip and was sold.
Shopped a bit for used AT's (last new bike I bought was a Honda FT500 Ascot, in 1981, if any of you remember the single cylinder version.) Found the used bikes mostly had the accessories I wanted, but were not priced low-enough to compete with 2-3 year old new stock off the dealer floor with warranty. Figured that they must be wanting to unload them for when the 1100 comes out shortly, maybe.
Pretty stoked about the bike, reading up on stuff you guys have posted about crash bars, skid-plates, throttle locks, panniers, etc. Have watched quite a few youtube videos, as well. Especially enjoy William Gloege, Motorcycle Adventures and Mototrek.
Have been riding about 45 years... still can't seem to find anything I like better!