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Offline RallyMan

Should I ??
« on: October 07, 2016, 12:50:28 pm »
I know its an old question already..

DCT or Manual ?

Can get Manual Today or wait till end December,January for DCT ?
 

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 01:08:55 pm »
Personally I would go for DCT.
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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 01:37:22 pm »
Have you taken a test ride on each version yet?

Personally, I think the DCT will be worth the wait...
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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 01:49:58 pm »
no have not driven any of them , Currently on my Tenere 660
 

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 01:56:11 pm »
In that case, beg, borrow or steal a ride on each version before you put your money down so that you can make an informed decision...

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 02:19:31 pm »
Thanks Fudge , it is a lot of cash...

I don't ride to often though , did 10 000Km in 2 years  :)
 

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 02:32:04 pm »
In that case, beg, borrow or steal a ride on each version before you put your money down so that you can make an informed decision...



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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 03:54:01 pm »
Thanks Fudge , it is a lot of cash...

I don't ride to often though , did 10 000Km in 2 years  :)

I agree that it is a lot of cash. My philosophy is to wait a bit for used examples to come up for sale and get a fully-kitted bike from the original owner that already took the inevitable initial depreciation knock. While you are waiting, save up as much as you can. Win-win  :thumleft:

... Or you can scratch the itch straight away and be said original owner...  ;)
 
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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 04:07:25 pm »
I can get Base model or ABS TC now :-) haha

Is it worth 10-30K extra for DCT and I also see 20KG heavier  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 04:07:55 pm »
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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 04:09:16 pm »
Thanks Fudge , it is a lot of cash...

I don't ride to often though , did 10 000Km in 2 years  :)

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2016, 04:41:07 pm »
I can get Base model or ABS TC now :-) haha

Is it worth 10-30K extra for DCT and I also see 20KG heavier  :biggrin:

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2016, 04:45:18 pm »
DON't get the base model, without traction control on minimum the beast is not easy to keep upright when pushed a bit.  :3some:
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Yes, wait for the DCT  :thumleft:
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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2016, 11:25:20 am »
Thanks Fudge , it is a lot of cash...

I don't ride to often though , did 10 000Km in 2 years  :)

I agree that it is a lot of cash. My philosophy is to wait a bit for used examples to come up for sale and get a fully-kitted bike from the original owner that already took the inevitable initial depreciation knock. While you are waiting, save up as much as you can. Win-win  :thumleft:

... Or you can scratch the itch straight away and be said original owner...  ;)
 

Not sure if this bike will depreciate too much in the first few years - I have heard of a 15% increase in the price on the cards - Saying that TenereMan - go for the DCT model - you wont be sorry - although it depends on what you want out of a bike - I love the innovation and yes it is heavier , but seriously the bike already is heavy you arnt going to feel the extra kg when picking it up , it already is a PITA to pick up - the gearbox is low down so I dont think it is harder than it already is Manual VS DCT . If you want a long distance dirt cruiser then DCT is the best option for me - if you want to use it for technical gnarly rides then I would seriously reconsider your choice . The AT can handle those kinds of rides but it isnt the most pleasant keeping that  amount of bike upright - to me its a Africa mixed roads long distance bike - I wouldn't want to destroy it on a weekend in the bush - the are better more fun bikes for that . XR600 ;) . I think it is a no-brainer if you can afford it . The only niggle is if something goes wrong on your ride can some-one actually fix it ? I do feel that would be the case with the standard one too - its a complex bike and both models cant be fixed with bloudraad and gaffer tape . Anyways DCT DCT DCT

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2016, 02:57:48 pm »
DCT is 10kg heavier. I have not tried one yet, but only hear good things.
if you commute & gravel highways = DCT.
if you like more challenging stuff = MT.

however, do you own any other bikes!?? if you going to transition between bikes regularly, then i.m.o the DCT may mess up you head w.r.t forgetting to shift with your foot...
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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2016, 03:50:52 pm »
Thanks Fudge , it is a lot of cash...

I don't ride to often though , did 10 000Km in 2 years  :)

I agree that it is a lot of cash. My philosophy is to wait a bit for used examples to come up for sale and get a fully-kitted bike from the original owner that already took the inevitable initial depreciation knock. While you are waiting, save up as much as you can. Win-win  :thumleft:

... Or you can scratch the itch straight away and be said original owner...  ;)
 

Not sure if this bike will depreciate too much in the first few years - I have heard of a 15% increase in the price on the cards - Saying that TenereMan - go for the DCT model - you wont be sorry - although it depends on what you want out of a bike - I love the innovation and yes it is heavier , but seriously the bike already is heavy you arnt going to feel the extra kg when picking it up , it already is a PITA to pick up - the gearbox is low down so I dont think it is harder than it already is Manual VS DCT . If you want a long distance dirt cruiser then DCT is the best option for me - if you want to use it for technical gnarly rides then I would seriously reconsider your choice . The AT can handle those kinds of rides but it isnt the most pleasant keeping that  amount of bike upright - to me its a Africa mixed roads long distance bike - I wouldn't want to destroy it on a weekend in the bush - the are better more fun bikes for that . XR600 ;) . I think it is a no-brainer if you can afford it . The only niggle is if something goes wrong on your ride can some-one actually fix it ? I do feel that would be the case with the standard one too - its a complex bike and both models cant be fixed with bloudraad and gaffer tape . Anyways DCT DCT DCT
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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2016, 11:42:01 pm »
DCT is 10kg heavier. I have not tried one yet, but only hear good things.
if you commute & gravel highways = DCT.
if you like more challenging stuff = MT.

however, do you own any other bikes!?? if you going to transition between bikes regularly, then i.m.o the DCT may mess up you head w.r.t forgetting to shift with your foot...
just saying.


Not sure how the MT is easier on the more challenging stuff ? - explain if you don't mind

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2016, 07:07:27 pm »
Thanks guys..

I'm still undecided :biggrin:
 

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2016, 09:09:44 pm »
Had both.. Yes i am blessed

Loved the dct. My bike of choice. But also had the base for a weekend and went out with two KLR mates on it and had some dun

In the rough I still prefer a clutch lever in tech.. And I have had a few reklse bikes.. So auto isn't a foreign concept to me

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Re: Should I ??
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2016, 08:57:32 pm »
DCT! We will kelp you busy until Jan...