Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby IMBoring25 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:28 am

Well, it's pretty hard to find a manual in a scooter. As for bigger conveyances...

There is a company called Ridley making automatic motorcycles.

The Can-Am Spyder reverse trike has both manual and paddle-shift options and the majority are apparently sold with the latter.

There are aftermarket companies making automatic clutches for Harleys.

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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:22 pm

IMBoring25 wrote:Well, it's pretty hard to find a manual in a scooter. As for bigger conveyances...

There is a company called Ridley making automatic motorcycles.

The Can-Am Spyder reverse trike has both manual and paddle-shift options and the majority are apparently sold with the latter.

There are aftermarket companies making automatic clutches for Harleys.

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Re: Manual cars face extinction as congestion triggers a clutch backlash

Postby InlinePaul » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:So, I've heard that, in an alternate universe, there is a planet like ours, except that the inhabitants ride 2-wheeled conveyances they referr to as "motorcycles".

Do any of you know if, in that alternate universe, the "motorcycles" are also tending to stray from the Amish faith?


I am not aware of any automatic motorcycles, but that Honda made on back maybe in the 1980s that apparently was a flop. However, that same article I quoted does mention automatic shifting being an advantage for road racing motorcycles because it keeps the power steady to the wheels to maintain the desired traction through a curve where shifting mid-curve changes the contact patch significantly.

But it seems the Amish know about good riding habits:
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theholycow wrote:Why in the world would you even want to be as smooth as an automatic? Might as well just drive an automatic...


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