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Is DCT better than a manual motorcycle?

Today we look into Honda's awesome Dual Clutch Transmission engine which allows you to ride a bike as an automatic. It's achieved some truly spectacular results and continues to surprise riders worldwide every day - but how does it work? Let's explore how the engine works and why we think you should give it a go!

So... Why is DCT so good?

DCT is especially handy for times when you're stop-starting repeatedly or having to ride slowly and keeping your revs to a minimum - because the bike is stall-proof. This allows you to crack on with ease and reach your destination faster. It's also useful if you're going off-road, often as you will be able to maintain a comfortable riding speed continuously. It provides instant control with no hassle. People are rating DCT better than manual as you get the best of both worlds, automatic shifting in addition to a manual on-the-button option.

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Dual Clutch Transmission up close

How does it work?

Representing a new generation of transmission, DCT provides optimum shift control without the need for manual shifting. In a manual transmission, a disconnection from the engine's rotary is necessary in order to work through the gears - which creates a pause in the acceleration of your bike. With a Dual Clutch Transmission, there are two clutches that engage and disengage alternatively without any interruption or disconnection - which leads to seamless gear shifting that doesn't interrupt the driving force. Comparing this to a manual transmission, there are numerous drops in transmission which result in a more jumpy riding experience and slug-like acceleration. Dual Clutch Transmission allows the rider to accelerate directly and smoothly - between the same amount of gears, one clutch controlling the odd gears(1,3,5) and the other clutch controlling the even gears(2,4,6).

What are the benefits?

There are many benefits to riding a DCT Honda...

Engine photo of DCT
Nimble shifting
FireBlade resemblance
Sporty shifting
Fuel efficiency
Better fuel efficiency
Riding comfort in automatic mode
Automatic comfort
Less riding fatigue
Less riding fatigue
impossible to stall
Impossible to stall

What bikes use DCT?

Some of the most iconic bikes come ready and waiting with DCT for you to try...

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Side photo of CMX1100



Side photo of Africa Twin

Africa Twin


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Side photo of Forza 750

Forza 750


Side photo of X-ADV Honda


Adventure Scooter

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