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Old 8th September 2009, 18:51   #1
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Default Honda Announces the New Dual Clutch in Large-displacement Sport Bikes

Honda Announces the New Dual Clutch Transmission for Use in Large-displacement Sport Bikes

September 8, 2009—Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it has developed the Dual Clutch Transmission, the world’s first1 fully automatic motorcycle dual-clutch transmission for large-displacement sport bikes. The new transmission provides riders with a sporty riding experience, combined with easy operation and superior transmission efficiency, which delivers fuel economy equal to or better than a conventional manual transmission. The new VFR large-displacement sport bike equipped with the new transmission will be released in Europe and North America in 2010, with sales to commence in Japan at a later date.

This world’s first motorcycle dual clutch transmission2 features a light, compact design that allows it to be combined with existing engines without substantial layout modification. Further, the new transmission delivers the precise acceleration control which riders require thanks to electronic control technology that helps ensure smooth, seamless gear changes. In order to respond to rider demands in a broad range of situations, the transmission is equipped with three operating modes, including two full-auto modes (D-mode for regular operation and S-mode for sporty riding); and a 6-speed manual mode, which delivers the same shift feel as a manual transmission. Honda intends to gradually expand the deployment of the new transmission to more and more of its large-displacement motorcycles, particularly sports models destined for use in traditional large motorcycle markets.

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Also see : Honda announces fully automatic transmission for large-displacement motorcycles | Indiaon2wheels, India's first online motorcycle magazine
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