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The World at Your Fingertips


The World at Your Fingertips

Imagine being able to ride a motorcycle with all your attention focused on the joy of a gently curving road and the riding experience that surrounds you. With no distractions nor pauses in acceleration as you flick smoothly and effortlessly through the gears, shifting quicker than you've ever thought possible.

Now imagine being able to work through the gears with instantaneous response to your every input, like the paddle shifters on an F1 racing machine, without the slightest lapse in its seamless acceleration and control. Maximizing your enjoyment as it minimizes the time and effort of the shifting routine.

Honda's innovative Dual Clutch Transmission does all this and more, placing the precision control of world-leading technology right at your fingertips.

How does one describe the Dual Clutch Transmission? Japanese motorcycle journalist Tsutomu Matsui rode four models equipped with this revolutionary system and gives his impressions. Read here to learn more about this remarkable new way of more fully enjoying the riding experience.


VFR1200F (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Experience the Best That Motorcycling Has to Offer.

As Honda's flagship sports-tourer, the VFR1200F offer world-leading technology, sleek aero styling and peerless quality in every detail. With the addition of its second generation Dual Clutch Transmission, the big VFR brings a new dimension to the riding experience that magnifies its aura of technological excellence.


VFR1200X Crosstourer (Dual Clutch Transmission)

The Only Adventure-Tourer Offering Advanced Transmission Control.

The VFR1200X Crosstourer is a sleekly styled adventure-touring machine powered by the same high-tech V4 engine as Honda’s flagship sports-tourer, the VFR1200F. With the optional addition of its Dual Clutch Transmission, the Crosstourer delivers up a unique blend of breathtaking power and control that makes your time on the road really come alive.


NC700S (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Dual Clutch Transmission Control Comes to the Midrange Naked Class.

Sleek, modern Naked-class styling designed for both comfort and convenience combines with a compact yet powerful 700cc parallel-twin engine and the advanced gear selection control of an optional Dual Clutch Transmission to deliver a unique experience in riding enjoyment and an exciting step into the future of motorcycling.


NC700X (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Discover a Wide New World of Seamless Riding Enjoyment.

Featuring eye-catching Crossover styling, the exciting NC700X expands your range of riding enjoyment with a smooth-shifting Dual Clutch Transmission version that changes gears with the touch of a button—or lets you ride all day with assured control that fills every trip with a deep sense of enjoyment and satisfaction.


CTX (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission Reveals New Depths of Riding Enjoyment.

Honda's latest performance cruiser, the CTX, offers a host of appealing features, chief among them being the remarkable precision and responsiveness of its optional Dual Clutch Transmission.
Providing exhilarating surges of power with incomparable ease, cruising has never been more relaxing and satisfying than aboard the new CTX.


NC750S / NC750X (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Here's Hoping You'll Enjoy the Dual Clutch Transmission Even More.

I recently rode the new mid-concept NC750X and NC750S, and came to realize that the Dual Clutch Transmission isn't just an automatic transmission designed to make riding easy like a scooter.
It also plays a vital role as a device that greatly increases the joy of riding.


CRF1000L Africa Twin (Dual Clutch Transmission)

The true value of DCT becomes especially clear off-road.

Just how well does Honda's advanced Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) meet the Africa Twin's objectives of being an Adventure Tourer that provides complete on-road and off-road riding enjoyment?


X-ADV (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Made Possible by DCT

If someone were to ask me what new motorcycles really stood out in 2017, I'd have to say the X-ADV was one of them. The refinement of its DCT system superbly matches the unique character of this machine. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that its main concept would not be possible without its advanced DCT system.

User Reviews

Comments from owners of Honda models equipped with the Dual Clutch Transmission reach us from all around the world.

Dual Clutch Transmission Q&A

What is Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission? It is a remarkable departure that combines the best features of manual and automatic transmissions. But what makes the Dual Clutch Transmission so special? Read here to find the answers to these questions and more.

Tsutomu 'Ben' Matsui

Tsutomu 'Ben' Matsui (b. 1963, Tokyo)

Since 1986, motorcycle journalist Tsutomu Matsui has contributed interviews, riding impressions and first-hand race reports to a host of magazines and specialty motorcycle publications. He has also ridden in the Paris-Dakar and Baja 1000 rallies.