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Old 19th June 2007, 15:56   #1
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Question Why no Bikes with AT?

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Isnt it possible to develop bikes with automatic transmission like in the Activa's and all, and provide hand brakes only than pedal ? Is there any technical problems involved, or is it just because bikers always prefer the geared ones and hence it is so..
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Old 19th June 2007, 16:51   #2
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Probably because people prefer bikes with power and mileage. Hero Honda had Street, a bike without clutch, but failed miserably.
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Old 19th June 2007, 16:53   #3
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last yr Yamaha came out with a semi-automatic version of its popular 1300cc bike the FJR. read about it here - AMA News: 2006 Yamaha FJR1300AE , Canadian Motorcycle Guide Online - Test Ride , http://www.2wf.com/articles/bike_tes...E3AFDC47B7.asp , http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Articl...ID=3341&Page=1 , 2006 Yamaha FJR 1300AE Review & Test Ride - Motorcyclist Magazine
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The worlds first automatic bike i believe was the CB750A Hondamatic it was released in 77 and had a proper automatic trasmission with a torque converter and two gears. But it was not a success.
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Old 20th June 2007, 21:21   #5
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A bike with AT only is a no-no for me! and most of the bike riders.
I think it was Honda which came up with the hybrid model which can either be AT or MT.

For me, only MT, everytime.
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Old 21st June 2007, 10:33   #6
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IF its a bike it has to come with manual gears.....atleast i guess that what most of the people woiuld like......What abt wheelies on an AT Bike guess ???
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Old 21st June 2007, 12:23   #7
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Wheelies has got nothing to do with gears if the bike has enough torque
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Wheelies has got nothing to do with gears if the bike has enough torque
What abt power wheelies, on the move Techno. I am not aware of that....... Yesh i have seen people performing wheelies on the kinetic as well !!but what abt on the move ??

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eggzactly my point power wheelies are possible due to high power & torque They are independant of gears.

lol no I wasnt comparing the likes of dio & kinetic :P
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Bikers in general across the world other than India and China are enthusiasts... They dont buy a bike for FE or for ease of riding in traffic.. Any Auto enthusiast would prefer a Manual control over the gears than automatic...

This is the only reason why none of the manual bikes mentioned above have not done well.

Technically a inline engine can be mated to a CTV or automatic gearbox

No one would buy a automatic superbike... or a automatic 1800cc cruiser

Maybe in india it may work.. Or NOT
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No one would buy a automatic superbike... or a automatic 1800cc cruiser
Cant rule out completely. Women might try
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Dude If you want automatic then get a scooter, why would anyone want automatic on a superbike lol
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correct me if i am wrong, but doesn't the Kinetic honda come with a Variable Transmission? what is that then?
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Bikes without gear will be like food without spice. In the US, where people mostly drive AT cars, I almost got a hero's adulation and attention among a few Americans when I said that I drove a car in India with gear stick.
All two wheelers without manual gear shift is seen worldwide as a non-serious vehicle for children. Even push button start bikes cheese me off.
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Dude If you want automatic then get a scooter, why would anyone want automatic on a superbike lol
I was asking about the technical mods required for making bikes AT, rather than on my owning one. Whether it is the same stuff you fit on a Kinetic or Activa, or is something else, especially design mods required?

Expecting comments on the technical side.
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