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Slipper clutch paving the way for a DCT?

ive been reading a lot about the different clutch assists. Is the slipper clutch leading the way for a true clutch assist like the bmw or a automatic like the Honda? I've heard good things about the bmw system. Thanks.

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Where'd you hear about a 'slipper-clutch' in a Versys...?

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ive been reading a lot about the different clutch assists. Is the slipper clutch leading the way for a true clutch assist like the bmw or a automatic like the Honda? I've heard good things about the bmw system. Thanks.

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I'm not sure what you mean by "true clutch assist". There are manual transmissions with cable or hydraulically-operated clutches as well as slipper clutches which are designed to prevent rear wheel lock-up. There are also automatic clutches. Automatic transmissions are common in scooters and a few (April and Honda) motorcycles.

The higher priced Beemers and KTMs, for example have hydraulic clutches that provide an easy pull on the clutch lever. The slipper clutch in the V1000 provides an easier pull on the clutch as well but (I'm guessing) probably not as easy as hydraulic. Magura makes aftermarket hydraulic clutches and Rekluse makes aftermarket automatic clutches for HD's, dual sports and dirt bikes.

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The beemers have a "clutch assist" system that lets you shift without using the clutch. Both up and down. People seem to like it according to reviews. Haven't tried it yet but maybe this fall.
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The beemers have a "clutch assist" system that lets you shift without using the clutch. Both up and down. People seem to like it according to reviews. Haven't tried it yet but maybe this fall.
It's called a quick shifter

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The ninja 300 has s slipper clutch. It is there when you downshift too soon to keep the rear wheel from locking up.

Bikes, jeeps, and sports cars should always be manual shift vehicles.

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The ninja 300 has s slipper clutch. It is there when you downshift too soon to keep the rear wheel from locking up.

Bikes, jeeps, and sports cars should always be manual shift vehicles.
wounder if a 300 slipper is same as the 650 clutch (ie put the 300 in the versys)main think i think of is just the clutch basket, clutch plates and springs and such can come from the versys if 300's are not as good

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wounder if a 300 slipper is same as the 650 clutch (ie put the 300 in the versys)main think i think of is just the clutch basket, clutch plates and springs and such can come from the versys if 300's are not as good
Not the same nor is the V1000


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Great video showing the Versys 1000. It looked like he was using th clutch while downshifting but I see you can use the unit for downshifting too by moving the sensor. Here is a the BMW unit.

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