Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the launch of a new website to promote its DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission).
The website tells Honda’s story behind its DCT technology and of the benefits of DCT through user-friendly content such as music, video, commentaries, and DCT model introductions.The site will initially be launched in English and Japanese, with other languages to be added. When we visited the site, the “Select your country” tab at the right side of the screen, only two options come up: Japan and other. Clicking “other” does bring up the version of the site in English.From the hyperkinetic image of the engine and transmission animation on the screen, just scroll down to see the selection of images, narrative and video.Honda product information points out that DCT-equipped motorcycles “maintain the same direct feel as manual transmission models, yet unburden the rider from clutch and gear-changing operations, providing a superior dimension of sports riding and convenience.”For more, check out the Honda DCT website. Also, check out our coverage of Honda motorcycles with the DCT transmission:Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L Technical PreviewHonda VFR1200F DCT Review
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.