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    DCT for 8,150 or manual for 6,400?

    Title says it all. This weekend im either buying a manual for 6,400 or a DCT for 8,150. What do you think I should do??

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    Senior Member DCT for 8,150 or manual for 6,400? bamamate's Avatar
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    Manual and spend the difference on farkles! Seriously though I'd advice if you enjoy manually working a clutch then go manual otherwise go DCT since really the only thing beside money you are giving up with the DCT is manually operating the clutch and you are gaining the ability to not have to shift.

    Previous: Kawasaki MT1A 75 (small fat tires, auto clutch), CB400 (Hawk), and after a 20+ year hiatus a NC700X

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    I think you are opening yourself to a lot of biased replies. Just ask yourself if you really want the DCT, and if it is worth the almost $2000 difference. I personally had no desire to have the DCT so I really didn't consider the price difference. BTW, $6400 is exactly what I paid in February for my manual and there wasn't a DCT available to consider anyway.

    Assuming these are both 2012s, I'm not sure how good the DCT price is since the 2013 DCT price dropped.

    Dan

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    I'd go for DCT ABS, I am amazingly impressed with how good the shifting is in DCT Sports mode and ABS never hurts. But that's just my personal preference and I have another manual bike in my garage that I ride more than the Honda.
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    If you CANNOT shift manually, then the choice is clear.
    If you CAN and WILL shift manually, I'd still go for manual. It takes a real man.....na...just kidding.

    I would take the manual unless you are a techie freak or injured hand.
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    if your previous experience was a scooter, then I think the DCT version the right choice if already accustomed to manual , buy the manual and spend the difference on accessories.

    Buy what you like, if not buy you love, will always be thinking on the other possibility.

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    Hi. Iam going to purchase an Nc700x in a months time and have not been able to decide between manual or dct. Well, eariler this week I test rode both, which is something you should do if possible.
    I love the bike and it fits me perfectly and feels great on the road. I found that while the manual is easy to ride with silky smooth gear shifts, the 6250rpm redline is an issue for me and this is where the dct comes into its own. Im sure the bike was made with the dct in mind and the manual secondary. I ride both relaxed and spiritedly which is why i will get the dct however if you are a calm and relaxed rider the manual is great. Im sure id get used to the short change but the bike just felt right with dct in my opinion.
    We are all different which is why a test ride is best. Helped me make my decision.
    Good luck.
    Last edited by Rideitsideways; 3rd May 2013 at 04:11.

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    A couple weeks ago i bought a New 2012 NC700X (dealer still had a New 2012 in stock), they go for $6999.00 I paid $6800.00, No Tax in Oregon , and $6.00 for DMV license plate transfer Fee, I did a License plate transfer.
    Last edited by westgl; 4th May 2013 at 04:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westgl View Post
    A couple weeks ago i bought a New 2012 NC700X (dealer still had a New 2012 in stock), they go for $6999.00 I paid $6800.00, No Tax in Oregon , and $12.00 for DMV Fee, I did a License plate transfer.
    Congratulations.
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