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Thread: Got both DCT and Manual, will get rid of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    With regard to the DCT bike feeling sluggish on turn in, that is nothing to do with DCT imho. It has probably more to do with tyres on the bike, tyre pressures and shock spring preload.
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    I thought so too, but already checked tire pressure on both bikes and both bikes seem to have the spring preload on stock setting.

    somehow the DCT bike feels more sluggish

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    The S mode on the 2nd gen DCT just works, it is great and feels natural in most situations. From time to time I will override (mostly downshift for more engine breaking) using the paddles, but most of the time the S mode gets it right. And in the 2nd gen, manual shifting keeps you in automatic mode.

    I can't bear the D mode (sluggish, no engine break). If you prefer this mode you are riding this bike wrong IMHO. But that's just me, different bikers have different uses.

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    Double checked the manual, it states a 30 lb difference between the clutch non abs vs the DCT version.
    So plus the kickstand, guessing a 40+ lbs difference between the two bikes.

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    HONDA – the NC700 bikes in depth… - BIKERGLORY

    maybe this article explains why the handling difference,
    by having 40 extra lbs low on my DCT bike.

    FORWARD C of G vulnerability: over steer, rear wheel lateral instability.
    REAR C of G vulnerability: under steer, front wheel lateral instability.
    HIGH C of G vulnerability: front end light under power, rear lift on braking – less planted at speed
    LOW C of G vulnerability: rear wheel slip under power, front wheel slip on braking – less agile at low speed

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    Senior Member Got both DCT and Manual, will get rid of one. dduelin's Avatar
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    Maybe lots of things. Maybe the previous owner changed out the fork springs or changed the fork oil to something different. Is the sag absolutely the same on both? Maybe the extra things on the DCT - windshield, aux lights, etc. add up weight higher up where you'll feel it when cornering and braking. A few lbs on a longer moment arm are the equal of more weight on a shorter moment arm. A few lbs between the pegs matters mostly when you can bench press 472 lbs and not 498.

    Anyway, why not keep the one you like and enjoy it?
    Dave

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