The 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine has the torque and power to get around pretty well, even in auto mode. A 270-degree crankshaft gives the engine some texture, but it’s all pretty muted. With the DCT gearbox, any chance of tapping the rev limiter is basically eliminated; leaving it in D (drive) will have the NM lugging around with silent efficiency, while a right thumb jab to S (sport) and a big twist of the throttle prompts the gearbox to shift at higher rpm, downshift more aggressively, and give you a whole new experience. This second-gen Honda DCT lets you also toggle from AT to MT (manual), and hit the + and – paddles on the left grip to choose shift points. The paddles are nice, but just use sport mode to get the most motorcycle-like approximation. If you're a control freak, it will still royally piss you off.