Understand How Motorcycle Transmissions Work!!

How Motorcycle Transmissions WorkHow Motorcycle Transmissions Work

A motorcycle transmission is a transmission created specifically for motorcycle applications. They may also be found in use on other light vehicles such as motor tricycles and quadbikes, go-karts offroad buggies, auto rickshaws, mowers and other utility vehicles, microcars, and even some superlight racing cars.

Understand How Motorcycle Transmissions Work!!

The motorcycle transmission delivers power to the rear wheel through a series of structures that include the gearset, the clutch and the drive system.

A gearset is a set of gears that enable a rider to move from a complete stop to a cruising speed. The gears are engaged by shifting a lever, which moves shifting forks inside the transmission. The job of a clutch is to engage and disengage power from the engine crankshaft to the transmission. Without the clutch, the only way to stop the wheels from turning would be to turn off the engine. The drive system’s job is to transmit engine power to the rear wheel of a motorcycle and there are three ways to do that, through chain, belt or shaft. Chain final-drive systems are by far the most common.

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