Riding the DCT; It was bound to happen
A few of my buddies have been pining over the DCT since they first heard about it. I was late to the party. I still have fun shifting and I wasn't really a believer until I rode one. But I warned the guys that muscle memory is real. Especially the one in your head. After you've been shifting for 20 years, you just don't forget about the clutch over night. Well, it happened. One of my buddies who already has a deposit down and is waiting for his bike, decided to stop by the shop and get in a free test ride, AGAIN!! One of my other buddies went with him. The salesman put one on the DCT and the other on that new Yamaha Venture. The salesman was on a 2018 manual Tourer. So, they head out and hit the highway. My buddy puts the DCT in sport mode and said he really enjoyed it. Now the problem comes because as they come off the highway and pull up behind the cars at the light, he's still in Sport mode. Shouldn't be an issue, right? He said the salesman was well ahead of him at the stop, so he goes to inch the bike up a bit, but gives it just a bit too much throttle. He panics, and starts reaching for the clutch and the brake, only there ain't no clutch and the brakes didn't stop her right away. He runs right into the back of the Salesman. So now, he's got two demo bikes his insurance has to repair plus he hurt his knee and ankle to boot. Seems like a stupid thing, but it could happen to anybody. And yes, he still wants the DCT when his bike comes in. Can't say I blame him for that. I'm still a believer too!