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Archive for January, 2017

What is a Seamless Shift Gearbox?

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Generally-speaking, there are three types of transmission, including manual, automatic, and continuously-variable (CVT). Interestingly, CVTs are only available on scooters and a very few motorcycles, and the rest of the motorcycle fleet is equipped with manual transmissions. Automatic transmissions are practically unheard-of on motorcycles, but there is a relatively-new transmission, found in racing, which is making waves and winning titles, the seamless-shift gearbox. It’s good to note that this is not a dual-clutch transmission, which is illegal in MotoGP racing.

Speed Shifting

As in all racing, speed is the name of the game. In motorcycle racing, there is plenty of upshifting and downshifting, and this creates a problem.… Read the rest

Honda Dual Clutch Transmission – Video

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Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission has three modes which ensures smooth and seamless gear changes.  It offers the choice of manual gear shifting along with two fully automatic modes.  One of the automatic modes (D) is for general use and the other (S) for high performance riding. Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission features new software logic with added functionality.

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Motorcycle Boot Basics

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Because riding exposes you to the elements and certain dangers, motorcycle riding gear is quite a bit more intensive than driving a car or truck, which isn’t to say that we haven’t seen – nor unsee – drivers, riders, and passengers with none at all. Now, you could put on a jacket, gloves, boots, and helmet, and ride to your heart’s content. On the other hand, if you want to be comfortable and protected, motorcycle-specific riding gear is an absolute must.

Some riding gear is obviously riding gear, such as gloves with carbon-fiber knuckle protection or certain off-road motorcycle boots. On the other hand, some gear is designed to look and feel like everyday wear, so some people wonder, “Why spend the extra money on a glorified leather work boot?”

Interestingly, while a typical heavy work boot and motorcycle boot have some things in common, they are not built with the same requirements in mind.… Read the rest