With less than 24 hours to digest our riding experience, we still have mixed emotions about this system. There are a few things that are mind-blowingly awesome while other aspects were less than savory. First, the few cons to the DCT system; overall, the system is reactive, not proactive. When coming into a corner, on the street or dirt, most riders downshift either before, or as they brake. Yet since the DCT has no way of knowing what is coming up and only responds to rpm, throttle opening and bike pitch, you have to start braking first to get rpms to drop, then the system downshifts. Another quirk is that upshifts can catch you off guard in the dirt. When tackling a tricky uphill section of the trail, if you are slightly accelerating, the bike could think it is time to up shift. But, it might do so right before a ledge or even steeper section. This happened a few times, and while the bike can’t stall, it did cause us to have an unexpected lack of forward drive.