I come from a motorcycle background yet I had no problem with DCT. Yes, you can hear it 'clunk' sometimes but most of the time the changes were smooth enough so they didn't bother me. I suspect this has more to do with one's riding style - I am a conservative rider and always try to leave myself a wide margin for error. If you're more inclined to ride at the edge of ability, yours or the machine's, unexpected change of gears could be more unsettling. But this bike is not meant to be ridden like that, which is OK because those who are inclined to ride like that will not be attracted to this bike in the first place. In any case, if you want to have some fun in the corners you can always put DCT into the manual mode and shift with the paddles.