“I love the DCT; it’s got everything I need for all of the different types of riding I do; prefect for commute riding and then when I’m in the bush the DCT just does all you need it to do,” the release says.
“You get the best of both worlds from the DCT as you gain the ease of having the auto but you can still switch to manual if you feel like it.”
As Daryl says, DCT can be ridden in manual mode where the rider shifts gears via a handlebar trigger.
There are also two automatic modes where the bike shifts the gears itself. D is an economy and cruising mode while there are three sporty modes – S1, S2 and S3 – with increasing levels of performance.
But wait, there’s more!
There is also a G switch on the right side of the instrument panel that increases traction and machine control by reducing clutch slip.
This system also features incline detection, which adapts the gear shift pattern to match the grade of incline.
The Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system offers three levels of control, while the rider is also able to turn off the ABS system for the rear wheel.