Honda Charges Ahead with the DTC, Introduces Dedicated Website

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It appears that Honda wants to extend the range of models equipped with their Dual Clutch Transmission, or at least this is what their new website dedicated to this technology makes us believe.
We recently reported on the latest rumors in the industry, regarding the possibility that Honda might have a DCT option available for its high-performance sport bikes shortly. So far, the DCT system is only available on rather few models, but it looks like customers are starting to like it more and more.

Currently, Honda offers the following models that can be equipped with Dual Clutch Transmission: theVFR1200X Crosstourer, the VFR1200F, CRF10000L Africa Twin, NM4 Vultus, NC750X and NC750S, the CTX700 and CTX700N middleweight cruisers, and the Integra maxi scooter.

Industry rumors mention that the 1,000cc and 600cc CBR models might receive a thorough update soon, and the DCT option is on the list as well. Seeing Honda working to make this technology more popular may be a solid hint regarding the maker's immediate plans.

Available only in English and Japanese at the time of writing, the new Honda DCT website will receive more languages soon, a Honda press release informs. Such a move speaks clearly about Honda's intentions to draw more customers from international markets.

Whether the DCT technology is the yellow brick road for Honda or not is, at least now, impossible to tell, but we do reckon that things are moving in such a way that appears to indicate this.

We'd surely like to see Honda delivering even more info about the DCT gearboxes, explaining how they work and thus offering customers a deeper understanding of the technology.

If we didn't know anything about DCT, the current info on the website is rather skimpy, and it does not make things too clear as to the possibility to use this dual-clutch transmission in fully automatic mode, or with the bar-mounted buttons, or even with the accessory shifter pedal.

Something tells us that we will see more DCT models quite soon. Reportedly, DCT bikes are faster around the bends than traditional ones, despite their extra weight, and this might appeal to more riders than expected.

Will Honda show a new CBR1000RR generation this fall? Difficult to guess, but we certainly hope they do. Head over to Honda's DCT website to find out more.

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