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Old 01-25-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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I think a thread dedicated to Honda's DCT bikes is needed here. One place to talk about this great transmission on all of the bikes Honda sells with this option. I have a 2014 Honda NC700XD with the DCT. I bought the bike knowing there are issues with the trip meters and frunk lock. I only had a too short three months of riding before having to put the bike away for the winter. Knowing what I know after that short period of time I would buy another one if I had to, no question about it.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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I want to try one long term, but I'd just try to turn the 700x into a dirt bike like I do every motorcycle, so I'm leaning towards the NM4 to lock me into a dedicated street bike. I can only find one in stock in all of California and it's a loooong ways to go for a look, I don't need to ride it, just sit on it to see if I fit.
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:04 PM   #3
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Don't forget about the CTX700dct. It's a lot cheaper than the nm4 and more available.

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Old 01-25-2015, 06:31 PM   #4
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I've never ridden a motorcycle with the DCT but it seems like if that's the kind of thing you are looking for and accept that it takes a little time to adapt, you'll really like the DCT. There is a thread on VFRD regarding this.

http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/i...-think-of-dct/
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:32 PM   #5
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It's happening sooner or later - I'd like to see a DCT/no clutch and also an Electric bike sub forum.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:58 PM   #6
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Don't forget about the CTX700dct. It's a lot cheaper than the nm4 and more available.

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Like I said a thread for ALL of the DCT bikes sold by Honda. The CTX700 was the first DCT bike I tried. I thought the transmission was super, I just didn't like the seating position. Last summer I met a couple of owners of the CTX700 DCT. Both of them had moved up from much smaller scooters and both were tickled to have the bike.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:06 PM   #7
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2014 NC700X DCT here as well. Purchased Dec 31, 2014 and have 530 miles on her. Too wet and cold now, and for the next week or so...

Love the bike so far, and as it was my first, loved the ease it gave me in riding. Gonna be a great commuter as well as a great trip bike!
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:10 PM   #8
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Don't forget about the CTX700dct. It's a lot cheaper than the nm4 and more available.

I have a hard time with the CTX look, if I'm gonna ride a hideous bike I'll go all in on the NM4...no offense meant.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:59 PM   #9
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I agree about the looks. When it first came out I couldn't even look at it. But somehow along the way a test ride and viewing it out in the sun and I was hooked. The nm4 is futuristic looking but I can't get over the price difference.

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Old 01-26-2015, 03:59 AM   #10
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I had a 3hour test ride and was convinced. Even more so when I got it and had a pillion.

The only learning I had was having to use better throttle control for doing the slow stuff, city traffic/filtering/hairpins... and stopping my flapping left hand and foot!

Hardly ever use the auto function.

Gave a mate a shot and he called it "absolutely idiot proof."

Thank god for that.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:14 AM   #11
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+1 for the thread idea.

NC750XA DCT would be the first bike I'd buy if I could fork out the $$ now for
a new bike now and try to forget that other bikes exist for a while.

I'm still staying!
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:18 PM   #12
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The problem with the dct is you get used to it. I took my 100gs out at the weekend and wondered why it was lurching as I came up to a junction. Took a second or two to realise it was still in top gear
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:24 PM   #13
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The problem with the dct is you get used to it. I took my 100gs out at the weekend and wondered why it was lurching as I came up to a junction. Took a second or two to realise it was still in top gear
Still better then trying to shift gears on a scooter.
Thankfully, left lever is rear brake.
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still better then trying to shift gears on a scooter.
Thankfully, left lever is rear brake.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:14 AM   #15
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Add One More Honda Twin To The Mix

In the March 2015 Motorcyclist magazine on page 10 in the section titled Up To Speed they are featuring a Honda supercharged parallel twin sport bike with a Dual Clutch Transmission based on the same frame as the NCX. Twin discs up front and no frunk, that space now being occupied by an a supercharger, intercooler, plenum and related plumbing. I can't find a link to the article on-line.
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