For the motorcycle enthusiast who considers himself a pure heart, like me. The idea of an automatic transmission on a motorcycle is almost sacrilege. Most cyclists even consider cruisers to have certain elements of athletic performance. There is simply something to be said for the ability to change gears manually and control speed and breakdown. While I am a purist through and through, I understand that there are some folks who don’t want to go through the hassle of changing gears. When driving, especially in start-stop conditions, there can be a lot of upshifting and downshifting. Having an automatic motorcycle eliminates the hassle.
Automatic motorcycle refers to a motorcycle that does not require you to pull the levers or change gears manually. These days, all of this is done by an on-board computer that detects when it is necessary to shift gears up or down. There is a wide variety of automatic motorcycles on the market, but they are not all created equal. This article will present the main automatic motorcycles on the market that cannot be classified as scooters.
Honda NC00X DCT
You will never mistake this beautiful machine for a scooter. Contrary to popular opinion. There are some automatic motorcycles that have a lot of power, and this is one of them. In fact, this bike did well in endurance racing versus more conventional bikes in controlled environments. With this bike, you can switch between being fully automatic or semi-automatic where you must change gears. Either way, there is no manual clutch involved.
Honda CTX700 DCT
The CTX700 is more of a touring design that is built for comfort on longer trips. Touring style fairing is optional on this bike. According to reviews, this is actually one of the most relaxed passenger cars on the market today. The riding comfort combined with the automatic transmission makes riding a breeze without the hassles associated with conventional motorcycles.
Aprilia Mana 850
I have to say, I’m surprised to see Aprilia throw her hat into the motorcycle’s automatic ring. Aprilia is known for its sports bikes and high speed performance. This is a good bike to break up with Honda for a while, but we’re done with Honda yet. This bike uses CVT (continuously variable transmission. There is not enough space to explain the difference between CVT and DCT, but enthusiasts do a lot about it.
Honda VFR1200X DCT
This is a touring bike designed for a completely different type of rider. This bike can make you feel right at home on the ground, but it takes to the streets without a hitch. This makes this bike one of the most versatile automatics on the market. This is an idea for adventure sports enthusiasts.
Honda NM4 Vultus DCT
Well if you just have to go automatic, this bike here makes it all justifiable. The bike is so unique that it is practically impossible to place it on a ranking. It is in a world of its own. The elegant design makes it stand out. And pushing 670ccs means you have enough power to get you where you want to go. The journey is far from slow.
It is not only an automatic motorcycle, but it is also an electric motorcycle. So are we talking about the best of both types of performance? Despite the fact that this is an automatic transmission and electric power, this motorcycle is the most performance-oriented electric motorcycle on the market. You can push the bike to the limit while reducing your carbon footprint.
In case you are looking for something that is not so aggressive, but still has the look and feel of a conventional bike, the Zero SR is the bike for you. This bike is not going to win any awards in the performance area, but it looks very nice and is easy on the bank account.
Evoke Urban S
The evoke is another automatic motorcycle that runs on electricity. In case you don’t know. The technology for electric motorcycles is still emerging, so that means that these motorcycles are not cheap. As time passes, prices will slowly decrease. This electric motorcycle that is reasonably priced, under $ 10k.
Now this bike is not ideal for the street. It is designed for off-road entertainment. Get ready to hit the road and leave all the hassles of shifting behind you. There is no quick start, clutch or gears. This is ideal for a novice rider who wants to have fun without learning all the mechanics of riding.