HONDA REACHES TEN YEARS OF PRODUCTION OF DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY FOR MOTORCYCLES
- Honda’s landmark – and still unique – technology first appeared in dealerships across Europe in 2010
- Over 140,000 motorcycles equipped with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) have been sold in Europe
- This ‘easy and direct’ technology has been available on ten Honda models in Europe since its introduction
The original VFR1200F and Honda’s current DCT line-up The evolution of DCT
Honda is marking a decade since its Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology first appeared in its two-wheeled product line-up.
Having first appeared in dealerships across Europe on the VFR1200F sports tourer, Honda’s DCT remains unique in the world of powered two-wheelers. In total, over 140,000 machines with DCT have been sold in Europe, and in 2019, 45% of Africa Twins, 52% of NC750X’s and 67% of Gold Wings sold in Europe were the DCT version.
Its success has been in large part due to a constant evolution of the technology, with refinements to the smoothness and timing of the gear shifts, and adaptations to match the riding characteristics required of a broad range of different models. Examples include an off-road focussed ‘G switch’ addition for the Africa Twin and X-ADV, and synchronisation with Hill Start Assist, Walking Mode and Idling Stop on the flagship GL1800 Gold Wing luxury tourer.