Honda Auto

Last post 06-22-2016 11:10 PM by INMA. 31 replies.
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  • 06-22-2016 07:32 PM In reply to

    Re: Honda Auto

    I'm pretty sure that's the way the CB400A and 750A worked, Pyrah. It was like playing the old racing car games on the computer where you only had Hi and Lo gears

    4 years and 20,000 K's later, I'm still scootering, and you guys are stuck with me!
  • 06-22-2016 11:10 PM In reply to

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    Re: Honda Auto

    The old Honda automatic for cars and motorbikes used an improved system in the torque convertor to provide a greater speed range than the borg warner patented transmissions. Honda refused to use the American patented designs and soon developed their own torque convertor. They only needed the two speeds to meet the market expectations for an automatic for a small vehicle.

    My guess is they kept the manual shift because the technology of the day could not reliably provide predictable shifts.


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