News has emerged Stateside of a series of patents from Suzuki that has the next-generation Hayabusa fitted with a semi-automatic transmission.

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The patents have been filed by the Japanese company with three sets of the design being registered each in Japan, Germany and the USA.

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First reported on by www.motorcycle.com, the files show the use of actuators to work the clutch and gear shift. The bike’s shift doesn’t look like it’s going to be hand-controlled though, it’s staying as a foot shift for now.

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So the next Hayabusa, which will come with a supercharger to boost speed and is likely to be over 1400cc, will still have the familiar foot change with the patent for the semi-automatic system describing a ‘clicking mechanism’ to simulate the feel of a standard gear shift.

 

Tony Carter

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