Dai Arai, chief engineer Honda DCT
"The biggest thing for me is how much brain bandwidth DCT frees up to use on what is most enjoyable about riding – cornering, looking for the right lines, timing your braking and acceleration."
The many benefits of DCT
DCT is all about choice
Do you want that full control a manual gear shift delivers, or are you happy to let DCT do the work for you? With this unique gearbox, you have the freedom to choose.
Focus on freedom
Select one of the Automatic modes and concentrate on the joy of riding while DCT does the shifting for you.
Customised for all kinds of capability, from commuting to touring and off-roading, DCT is adapted to suit bikes across the Honda range.
Full control with Manual mode
Choose Manual mode and enjoy using the trigger shifter to change gear for an engaged and precise response.
Low speed balance
Whether you’re pulling away from the lights, starting on a steep hill or negotiating the car park, DCT keeps you in full control.
DCT is as tough and efficient as any manual gear box with robust steel gears built to last.
Honda DCT Mechanism
In this video we present the clutch operation and gear shift operation, performed automatically during acceleration and deceleration.
In a normal manual transmission, the shift spindle is rotated by operating the shift pedal on the left foot, and the gears are slid through the shift drum and shift fork, but in a dual clutch transmission, the shift motor takes on this role. The shift spindle is operated by the shift motor in the same way when using the optional foot pedal setting.
The latest Honda sports tourer, the NT1100 is as agile on the city commute as it is over distance. Its sporty dynamic is enhanced by the extended choice offered by DCT.
GL1800 Gold Wing
Enjoy the luxury of long distance on the Gold Wing with its 7-speed DCT as standard that allows you to relax and enjoy sights and sounds, the feel of acceleration and easy riding pleasure.
Gold Wing Tour
Extra carrying capacity enables longer journeys for the Honda flagship, with all the excellent performance and luxury features you’d expect including 7-speed DCT.
Allow the 6-speed DCT to take full control as you relax and cruise. Automatic modes are perfect for touring.
CRF1100L Africa Twin
With a DCT option that’s newly optimised for off-road control, the Africa Twin is built for the road less travelled.
Africa Twin Adventure Sport
The Adventure Sports’ variant of 6-speed DCT is customised for enhanced long-range potential.
A 24/7 all-rounder made even more adaptable by DCT. Choose Automatic to navigate your city commute or switch to Manual mode and power through the gears on the open road.
So much more than a scooter, you’ll get an exciting response from Forza’s 745cc twin-cylinder engine complemented by 6-speed DCT.
As capable on city streets as it is off road, X-ADV combines the utility of a scooter with the performance of an adventure motorcycle, all aided by the flexibility of DCT.