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Does Yamaha currently have any trick tech like the DCT automatic transmission that Honda is coming out with or do you think they will go with a traditional CVT setup?
 

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DCT I hope. Tired of drive train being held together by rubber band.
 

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One rumor has been consistent for the whole time - it will not have a belt.

I am hoping this is true and I would prefer a paddle shift style with the option of full auto (like the hondas)
 

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I'm thinking a 6 speed auto with the option of paddle shifting would be a great setup with a lot of hp behind it.
As long as it provides a firm shift and shifts when you tell it to shift and doesn't slowly slide into the next gear like some do.
 

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I think it will have a cvt, but with a shift on the fly hi-lo- at least for the first year. Then after a couple of years it will have sequential synchronized shifting like a street bike and be at least 4 gears with a centrifugal clutch.
 

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You mean like the FJR 1300 with electronically controlled shifting and clutch, and if you knock one cylinder off you have 973cc which was the basis for the present upgraded 1049cc Genesis 135 hp triple engine?
 

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You mean like the FJR 1300 with electronically controlled shifting and clutch, and if you knock one cylinder off you have 973cc which was the basis for the present upgraded 1049cc Genesis 135 hp triple engine?
that would be cool. or instead of electronically controlled clutch, maybe a torque converter with electronically controlled stall points-since we're dreaming.
 

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Whatever it is, it must be something completely new and different (we hope) because i have read about lots of testing and retesting the shifting and transmission.
 

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People want reliable stuff and belts are not reliable with big HP. Automatic transmissions are ok but will get hot especially with mud clogged coolers or excessive loads
 

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that would be cool. or instead of electronically controlled clutch, maybe a torque converter with electronically controlled stall points-since we're dreaming.
A lock up torque converter would handle everything from rock crawling to high speed. Proven reliable and fairly simple too.
 

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No way it will have any torque converter automatic, they are too large, too heavy, very inefficient, and generate too much heat. Meanwhile with a DCT you get an efficient compact unit.
 
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