Automatic Motorcycles

Slowly but steadily creeping into the motor industry are the automatic motorcycles. Its notable that their number is yet to match that of vehicles with automatic transmission. Currently most markets have the manual-automatics (manumatics) which is now popular among bike fanatics in many cities globally. Shifting is done by the press of a button. However, some riders consider it less thrilling unlike the old customary manual transmission and therefore adopting the auto bikes is not likely to appear in their bucket list. These automatic motorcycles come in different versions; first is the Dual Clutch Transmission that allows more attention on acceleration, braking and turning since it’s a system in which the shift and the clutch operations are automated. Handling of the motorcycle and confidence in the bike’s rider is highly increased. Dual-clutch manumatic have two clutches for even and odd gear sets. Riders can also choose to engage either the automatic or manual mode. They are good for fuel economy since they are mostly low fuel consumption machines and ease of operation. Continuously variable transmission (CVTs) very common in scooters. Extremely easy to operate the focus too is reduced to braking, turning and acceleration. They have zero shift lever! Surprisingly even the customary reverse or neutral lever in most commuting machines making it simpler than the cars with auto transmission owned by most people. Scooters are common short distance commuters i.e. students moving to different school sections. Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda are among the companies that have already started manufacturing of automatic motorcycles with a great market in Asian countries especially India. Centrifugal-clutch types; Popular in small bikes, shifting is still done with the foot but the usual hand bar clutch is not present. Generally, they are fitted for cruising along traffic in cities and therefore the current way to go.

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