Wife (Who does not often ride bitch often and owns a K1600b) suggests my 2018 GW DCT Tour seems to have much rougher stops than all my pre DCT motorcycles. We are both retired and both have been riding motorcycles for over 40 years ...
My guess is that my riding style with 2 up was to minimize any jerking when stopping or accelerating ... smooth is my 2 up goal.
So If I use Auto DCT the last few downshifts seem to be done roughly in the last few seconds of coming to a full stop.
If I use Manual DCT she also says the downshifts seem more rough than all my other non DCT motorcycles.
NOTE: DCT upshifts are smoother than almost every other non DCT motorcycles ... her k1600b with speed shift is close ...
While I used to smooth out my stops (on non DCT bikes) by never dropping down to first gear before I stopped ... pulling in the clutch coasting in 2nd then hitting neutral or 1st only when I was stopped .... DCT does not allow for such tricks to make the wife happy.
For safety I want the option to provide power at low speed and do not want to press the neutral switch on the DCT to smooth out the stop. (COMMENTS FROM ANYONE THAT DOES THIS)
Any other 2 up riders have inputs from their passengers as to the stopping / downshifting smoothness of the DCT vs other non DCT motorcycles.
While it is rare for the wife to ride on the back of my GW ... I still want her to enjoy the smoothness ...
Thanks For Any Suggestions
No, one clutch always stays engaged until you stop moving.Question: with rolling off the throttle completely (throttle 100% closed) does that disengage both clutches; as a result; permit the bike to coast to stop without any clutch engaged?
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During my test ride on the new DCT Wing, I found that changing to Econ or Rain mode smoothes out the throttle for tight turns.This is particularly helpful in tight spaces or when turning from a stop. It takes a little practice, but it eliminates some of the touchy throttle response.