Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Raleigh, NC (more or less)
Scooting towards a CTX700n w/ DCT
Hi, all! New here, coming from the Raleigh area. I only recently began enjoying life on two wheels, taking the MSF course with my wife just over a year ago. We both grasped the basic skills involved in riding a manual transmission motorcycle, at least enough to pass the course and get our endorsement. However, we found that we enjoyed the experience of riding more so than the technical aspects of shifting gears and whatnot, and neither of us are gearheads by any stretch. So, we found ourselves a couple of Kymco scooters (hers a 2018 Like 200i, mine a 2013 Super 8 150) and have just been enjoying riding and building our confidence on the streets and in traffic. Because I bought my scooter used, and it lacks fuel injection, it's a little finicky. I am feeling like I'm ready to graduate to something a bit nicer, more reliable, and more motorcycle-ish (but without the need to shift gears). Through my research, I discovered the CTX700n w/DCT and am hoping it will be the answer. I've watched every video and read every article I can find about them.
I'm wondering if anyone here made the jump from a less powerful scooter to the CTX700n w/ DCT, and what that was like.
Sorry this was so long, but thanks for reading and for any insights you can offer.