I just purchased a brand new 2021 grey non tour manual. Bike is great all around. I'm 6'5 so my plan was to get a Russel seat to put me back and higher and maybe get bar risers. I've already installed Goldstrike pegs which are a smidge lower than pegs.
The issue Im having is that I have to really think about where my left foot is while shifting. Often times I find myself hitting the engine if Im not careful. Riding in twisty roads is kind of annoying because of this.
I test rode a DCT for a bit and didn't hate it but between the down shifts, being a manual guy, scared of complex technology lol, and more $, i passed on DCT without a second thought. Well now i have second thoughts lol.
My bike has 160 miles on it and Im considering trading it in for a DCT.....just wondering if anyones done that or even traded to a manual because you hated the dct.
I test rode both flavors........DCT and MT.
If I hadn’t test rode the DCT for an extended period of time (several rides at multiple dealers) I would of ended up with a MT for sure. The more I rode the DCT the more I loved it.
To be honest if I would of purchased the MT I would not have enjoyed the bike as much as I do.
The DCT is that good and that enjoyable. I’ve ridden MT bikes for 45-years and the DCT is a refreshing change and very much the choice for ME. Honda did a great job with the DCT.
That said, like others have said.....you need to give the MT more time and miles before you bail on the bike.
You will take a hit $$