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Offline Ian in Great Brak River

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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2018, 07:49:30 pm »
Signed the OTP today, let's hope the Bank Manager has a good heart,

Getting the same colour as my manual - the white

Keen to hear your thoughts as the kilo's count up.
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2018, 07:55:42 pm »
Best choice I made was DCT. Its a pleasure to ride.
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2018, 12:03:35 pm »
I have had my manual ABS model now for 2.5 years and am totally happy with it. The thought of changing to a DCT has been on my mind for a long time. So eventually I Twisters DCT for a proper 370km ride in Lesotho a while ago and that ride has sealed the deal.
If finances allow I will trade my Abs for a DCT in January.
The DCT is just a totally awesome awesome bike.

I like riding seriously technical stuff and I have found that with the DCT it is easier to concentrate on the terrain and also found that you are less tired after 12 hours in the saddle.
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Offline DavidMorrisXp

Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2018, 12:13:14 pm »
I have had my manual ABS model now for 2.5 years and am totally happy with it. The thought of changing to a DCT has been on my mind for a long time. So eventually I Twisters DCT for a proper 370km ride in Lesotho a while ago and that ride has sealed the deal.
If finances allow I will trade my Abs for a DCT in January.
The DCT is just a totally awesome awesome bike.

I like riding seriously technical stuff and I have found that with the DCT it is easier to concentrate on the terrain and also found that you are less tired after 12 hours in the saddle.


I just found the DCT labours a little in "D" mode, better to keep it in "S" mode

I will do the deal but it seems Telkom has blacklisted me for them not honouring their cancellation. If you trade in January, it will be the later model with 7 traction control settings and at the new exchange rate!

I saw YouTube videos on the benefits of DCT in the technical stuff, much less wheel spin
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2018, 03:49:46 pm »
250km so far since yesterday

I really have to work on feathering the throttle, I over shoot U-turns
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Re: To DCT or not to DCT ?, thou art the question
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2018, 10:07:17 pm »
I like riding seriously technical stuff and I have found that with the DCT it is easier to concentrate on the terrain and also found that you are less tired after 12 hours in the saddle.

Totally with you on that one Losper.

I had the honour to test both models thoroughly for at least 5000km between the two models. In serious technical stuff, I doubt if anything in the big bike segment would beat a DCT. If I have to choose, for my type of riding, I'd prefer the manual. On tar and dirt highways, which I mostly rode when I had a big bike, the DCT become seriously boring, you just twist and turn. Jip, the clutch is oldschool, but I still prefer it.

If I want to jump logs, and ride technical stuff, I'll do it on a smaller bike.

But hey...horses for courses.
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