2021 Metallic Black Goldwing Tour DCT
Love my new 2021 tour airbag dtc. Amazing bike. Love the dtc, love the handling, suspension, CarPlay etc. etc. never will I go back to manual shift.I was on the fence about DCT or clutch. I’ve ridden since 1980 and my left hand worked on its own with no thought. I finally decided I’d give it a try and went with DCT, and other than a couple reaches for the nonexistent clutch lever and a couple foot movements for an equally nonexistent shifter, I neither miss nor want a manual shift. I find it so much easier at low speed and low speed turns than previous bikes; probably due to extremely low center of mass, and I’ve started using the rear brake for drag in low speed turns in combination with the throttle for even more control.
As previously mentioned by others, high beam, turn signal, and horn may be difficult, but I’d only be concerned with getting a ticket for failure to signal a turn, but I hopefully your thumb is useable at this point.
Best of luck to you and a speedy recovery!
Glad you’re okay. I haven’t been cut by a saw but plate glass yes. Cut tendon to my right thumb was stitched back. Happened years ago and didn’t have physical therapy so lost some range of motion but have gotten used to it. Will suck to be out of riding for a bit, I traded in my 2021 Rebel 1100 DCT on my new 2021 Goldwing Tour 6 speed the Rebel rode around very nice just did not like the slow speed maneuvering parking lots etc. while in drive and rolling you aren’t able to push the switch into neutral. I experienced a bit of backlash with slight adjustments of the throttle during low speed maneuvers. Like having a clutch and using friction zones plus pull in clutch and removes all power from the rear wheel. I feel more in control with a motorcycle having a manual transmission and clutch. Besides depending on where your from season is winding down soon. I would try and see if you can test ride Honda is really promoting their DCT automatics try it out and see if it’s something you like it’s definitely different and takes getting used to. Wishing you a speedy recovery.