Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Having ridden my friend's DCT Africa Twin, I gotta admit, for commuting in stop and go traffic it's a dream. Well, except for how big and wide it is. Though I grew up with dirt bikes and learned how to use the clutch as part of the toolkit so I see benefits to still having a clutch. My car is a manual transmission, though I don't really commute with it unless it's raining. So it's not like I don't like to row my own boat if you will.
I want to add that I have a non-union fracture of the scaphoid bone, arthritis developing in proximal bone, and a resultant ganglion cyst in my left wrist which affects my thumb's grip strength and stability of my wrist in general and is aggrivated by clutching frequently. So the quickshifter also cuts down on my use of painkillers. So it increases my bias towards them a lot.
At the end of the day, more and more bikes are getting them, so clearly I am the one ahead of the game here. Nice thing about bikes that come with them, if you still insist on using the clutch, nothing is stopping you from doing so.
2018 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 - Akrapovič Racing Line Full Exhaust; BMC Air Filter; Corbin Saddle; CRG LS 2.2 Mirrors; Driven Grips; Driven PAIR Block Off Plates; Dunlop Q3+ Tires (190/55 rear); GPR V4S Steering Stabilizer; Kawasaki Frame Sliders; Mirror Block Offs; Moto Dynamic Fender Eliminator; Moto Dynamic Integrated Taillight; MRA Racing Double Bubble Screen; ProGrip Tank Pad; R&G Racing Engine Covers; Speedy Moto Tall Boy 50mm Clip Ons; Woolich ECU Tuning With Race Tools And Quickshifter.