God Help Me, I Love Honda’s Automatic Transmission For Motorcycles


The allure of motorcycling is simplicity. A pared-down machine that thrusts you into the wind and weather, there to experience all the joy and agony of high-speed travel rushing against you. Modern automobiles push us further and further from the mechanical acts of driving; a motorcycle draws you right in close.

Which is why I’m so flummoxed by Honda’s dual-clutch automatic motorcycle transmission. It’s a technology I should absolutely despise, but I’m fully in love.

Honda’s been making dual-clutch motorcycles since 2010; the company also offers a similar gearbox in its ATVs and side-by-side utility vehicles. And Honda isn’t the

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