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Honda VFR's Dual Clutch Tranny in Pictures

Friday, April 2, 2010
Hondas Dual Clutch Transmission
Honda has been kind enough to break down its dual clutch tranmission into layman's terms on its Motorcycle Picture Book site.
Sure, we’ve all read the reports on the dual clutch transmission used in Honda’s 2010 VFR1200F. But the idea of exactly how that tranny works is still nebulous to most riders, me included. Luckily, Honda has been kind enough to break it down in an easy-to-understand guide on its Motorcycle Picture Book site where they will tell you what it is, what they were hoping to achieve, and includes detailed pictures of its inner workings. Pictures are always a good thing.

Here’s a link to Honda's Motorcycle Picture Book if you’d like check it out. It will be a good primer for Bart Madson’s Monday article on the VFR where he tries to break the cipher of its categorization. Stay tuned.
Post Tags: 2010 Honda VFR1200F, VFR, Honda Motorcycles
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Comments
Bear -Why? April 6, 2010 02:03 PM
If you don't have the coordination to shift, you don't need to be on a motorcycle. Stay in your cage. Hey Honda, what we need is a bike we can afford, AND have fun riding. (Remember those)? This thing isn't worth the money. I'd buy a BMW RT with all the toys for the same cash outlay. I'd get more miles in because of the bigger fuel tank. When I go to sell it I'd recover more of my money. Screw Honda. They make cars now, not bikes.
Devil Machine -unnecessary complication April 5, 2010 10:39 AM
sometimes, honda likes to make things over complicated just for the sake of doing it. when they do, it often makes things an absolute bastard to fix when they break. and it will break. now, not only does the bike have one clutch pack to wear out, it's got two. it's also got extra shafts, and undoubtedly extra bearings those shafts and gears will rotate in and on. so i just want to know how long and how much money it's going to take to fix this thing when one or both of the clutch packs decides to give up.
R34 -hmm... April 5, 2010 10:28 AM
Who uses the clutch besides stopping anyway?! :)
Superlight -New VFR April 4, 2010 07:56 AM
This will be interesting to watch. Honda debuts a new technology intended to make shifting easier on an upmarket touring bike. The problems are 1), shifting a motorcycle is an easy task already, 2), this bike is targeted at experienced riders who know how to shift and 3), the bike starts out expensive and this transmission adds extra cost/price. I know these dual-clutch transmissions are all the rage in cars, but motorcycles are an entirely different proposition. Bikes are way-easier to shift than cars, don't need the fuel mileage increase to meet CAFE laws like cars do and are somewhat price-sensitive. For the sport touring market this may be the answer to a question no one was asking.