A new patent from Kawasaki reveals a Japanese giant working on a quick shifter in combination with an automatic clutch system. This innovation will work in bikes with a quick-shifter to deliver smooth clutchless shifts even at low RPMs and little throttle openings.
Automatic clutch system in Kawasaki (Application):
Kawasaki seems to be working on the next generation of its gear shifters, which make use of the auto-linking and enable quicker and easier. The idea is not just to make the quick switch is the perfect accessory to sport bikes, but also in order to make it suitable for use on a conventional road bike. The basic is very simple, and it only works for the improvement of any such changes.
You will feel the shift lever when you move it and it will be activated by switching off the ignition for a short period, the immediate bearing of the drive, and allow the next gear to be introduced without the use of the clutch. The Ride-by-wire system, technology features a fast-paced, up / down, the right-to-left shift of the functions in the top-end bikes, and features auto flash, to match the speed of the motor and the drive speed with the motor, the step-down gears.
The need for an automated link system:
However, if the player makes use of the full-open throttle position and an engine speed of the engine, the speed of the switches in the modern sports bikes work seamlessly with each other. However, at a low speed and a low-speed mode, the quick shifter will not work properly.
Sometimes, though, the shift lever will not move, and sometimes it’s tricky to changes that the player feels like they are shaken by the system. That is why even bikes with standard quick up/down shifters have a link for them to ensure smooth gear changes when driving in everyday traffic and on the road.
First appearance of the automatic clutch system in Kawasaki:
The patent drawings show the system deployed on a Ninja 1000SX, which looks like precisely the bike where something like this can be most appreciated. The Ninja ZX-10R super bike is built solely with performance in mind, so smooth shifts at low RPMs and small throttle openings aren’t a high priority, but on a sports tourer like the 1000SX, they take higher importance. So, if this technology enters production, expect it to debut on something just like the Ninja 1000SX.
Hybrid and AI-Assisted Motorcycle Technology:
Kawasaki’s system avoids this drawback by combining a fast shifter with an automatic clutch that responds to the riding style and determines the simplest thanks to complete each gear change. The newly filed application shows a system that uses only the fast shifter at high speeds and high revs without disengaging the clutch, but at low speeds, the system automatically uses the clutch at any speed. Makes a smooth shift.