Get a load of this â€“ an automatic full sized motorcycle. Yes, you read that right. This bike uses Hondaâ€™s Dual Clutch Technology (DCT) to remove the gear and clutch levers but still provide a 6-speed gearbox. Itâ€™s a bit funky to ride at first but you quickly get used to it and then start to really enjoy it. It has 3 modes â€“ â€œDriveâ€ which is full auto and provides the best fuel economy. â€œSportâ€ which is also full auto but holds onto each gear for longer to provide swift and responsive acceleration. In addition, there are also shifter paddles on the left bar which enables the rider to use the gears in â€œmanualâ€ mode and run right up to the redline. The paddles can also be used in auto mode to override the full auto box so say for example, youâ€™re in sport mode in 5th (easy to see via the in dash display), you can â€œpaddle downâ€ to 3rd for an upcoming corner or â€œpaddle upâ€ to 6th for the long straight ahead.
Apart from the revolutionary gearbox, the bike is a typical mid-range Honda offering smooth power delivery, a comfortable, relaxed riding position and sweet easy handling whether solo or with a pillion. This bike gets positive reviews throughout the international motorcycle press and really deserves your consideration. Though not pictured, the bike will soon be fitted with side luggage. Over 25 years old and minimum 3 years full licence holder.