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automatic transmission bikes.

Now what kinda shxt is this? ive seen the ads on the paper about'em but seriously i find it quite ridiculous.



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I was thinking about how nice an automatic bike would be yesterday as I was toolin' through downtown yesterday.
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No thanks. I enjoy shifting.



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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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No thanks. I enjoy shifting.
When rolling stoplight to stoplight downtown, it would be nice not to have to clutch 5,000 times within 2 miles.
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When rolling stoplight to stoplight downtown, it would be nice not to have to clutch 5,000 times within 2 miles.
I could agree with that.



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you can allways put it in N while you wait...
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you can allways put it in N while you wait...
Holding the clutch isn't bad... It's the grab/release that pizzes me off... I love shifting, don't get me wrong... but in town it's cumbersome.

Understand this though, I would only own an automatic CRUISER...
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I think there is a lot more control over the car/bike having a manual tranny. An auto takes away a lot from the driving experience I think.
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Yeah deff more controll but its stop and go traffic so....

want something like that get a scooter.

Automatics will make riding a motorcycle less exclusive.


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no shiftin=no fun...

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Automatic motorbike Italian style

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...a_850%2007.htm






The 2007 Aprilia Mana 850 is unusual in that it features a manual/auto gearbox. The Mana 850's transmission can be switched between a manual 7 speed gearbox - controled via handlebar mounted buttons, and a CVT (Continually Variable Transmission) auto with three modes, sport, touring and rain covering all scenarios. 'Sport' keeps the engine speed near its peak power. 'Touring' lowers the revs slightly to conserve fuel. And the 'Rain' setting reduces torque to lower the chance of any wheelspin.

The Aprilia Mana 850's unconventional gearbox is connected to a new 850 cc V-twin developing 75 horsepower and 56 ft lbs of torque, controled via an electronic drive-by-wire throttle.

The Aprilia Mana 850 also features a large helmet storage compartment where the fuel tank is normally found.

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Automatic motorbike Italian style

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...a_850%2007.htm






The 2007 Aprilia Mana 850 is unusual in that it features a manual/auto gearbox. The Mana 850's transmission can be switched between a manual 7 speed gearbox - controled via handlebar mounted buttons, and a CVT (Continually Variable Transmission) auto with three modes, sport, touring and rain covering all scenarios. 'Sport' keeps the engine speed near its peak power. 'Touring' lowers the revs slightly to conserve fuel. And the 'Rain' setting reduces torque to lower the chance of any wheelspin.

The Aprilia Mana 850's unconventional gearbox is connected to a new 850 cc V-twin developing 75 horsepower and 56 ft lbs of torque, controled via an electronic drive-by-wire throttle.

The Aprilia Mana 850 also features a large helmet storage compartment where the fuel tank is normally found.
nope, sorry...
still auto
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Interesting- but where's the fuel?
Is it in the frame like a Buell?
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Agusta wanna be styling...


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The 2007 Aprilia Mana 850 is unusual in that it features a manual/auto gearbox. The Mana 850's transmission can be switched between a manual 7 speed gearbox - controled via handlebar mounted buttons, and a CVT (Continually Variable Transmission) auto with three modes, sport, touring and rain covering all scenarios. 'Sport' keeps the engine speed near its peak power. 'Touring' lowers the revs slightly to conserve fuel. And the 'Rain' setting reduces torque to lower the chance of any wheelspin.

The Aprilia Mana 850's unconventional gearbox is connected to a new 850 cc V-twin developing 75 horsepower and 56 ft lbs of torque, controled via an electronic drive-by-wire throttle.

The Aprilia Mana 850 also features a large helmet storage compartment where the fuel tank is normally found.
I like the helmet storage... Automatics would be boring.
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So... I assume fuel is under the seat... That's easy enough... But what's up with the 7 speed gearbox... Switch it to manual and you can tow your boat with it? Or travel back in time?
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