When you consider kicking off a new technology like DCT, it makes some sense, for Honda at least, to try it on a bike that can handle the inevitable weight gain and absorb the additional cost. Add the 20-something pounds to a 600-lb. bike and you’ll get less screaming from the press and consumer base than if, say, you’d done the same thing to a 410-lb. CBR600RR. There may be something in the fact that the VFR is a low-volume bike; should something go terribly wrong in the field, the remedy costs won’t be quite so breathtaking.