I feel your pain. I have a NC700X DCT that I purchased for my wife when a deal came along that I couldn't pass up. Unfortunately she gave up
riding soon after and I used the bike for commuting for a while. I really have a love/hate relationship with the thing. It gets 72 mpg no matter how I ride it
and the "frunk" is quite handy. I put some gold valves in the front, which helped quite a bit and replaced the rear shock with a CBR900RR unit I had laying around
but the rear suspension is still lacking some plushness. On paper the bike makes a lot of sense, especially for commuting but it leaves me a bit cold as far as it's character and lack of poke. I've seriously been thinking of selling it and a couple of others to finance a KTM 390 adventure.