Hello everyone, I’m a prospective new vfr rider who saw this video and has a lot of questions: At 4:04 the pertinent info begins. The part that most alarms me is how he says the dct is bad at downshifting in a curve. Is that all the time or only when you’re hitting a curve at speed and thus the computer doesn’t detect a need to downshift because you didn’t slow down enough? They mention using manual to dwnshft, then they updated the cpu to go back to auto mode. On what models did they do the updates that are mentioned? 2012 and 2013? Is there a diff btw the 2013 and ‘12 besides paint job? If you own a 2010 dct, can you take it in to Honda for a free update or do you buy a later model? Ergo, is it smartest to buy a 2012 or ‘13 model and leave the buggy 2010’s on the shelf? I completed MSF , I’m not a squid, I respect the machine and I thought the vfr dct may be okay for a first bike bc of the semi-auto transmission “holding my hand” even though this is a big liter bike which would normally be bad to start with. I also read that the throttle isn’t hyper-responsive even on manual like a race bike’s is. Could the VFR1200DCT be a conservative responsible noob rider’s first bike then or no? I trained on a 300cc and 380lbs. Do I have to suck it up and get a starter 300cc bike and ride for a year then upgrade? Will my skills be that much different assuming I parking lot practice and early morning ride anyway? If I don’t get this I’ll get the Yamaha R3, but I don’t like manual transmissions for response time in emergency situations. Pushing one thumb button and braking and evading is much easier and faster than squeezing a lever and foot pumping a shifter down plus everything else that has to happen under pressure.