KTM Developing Semi-Auto LC8 Engine
KTM wants to make their powerful LC8 platform semi-automatic. It might not be a bad idea for the brand.
Austrians use a 1301cc LC8 V-twin in their bikes. These bikes have a lot of tech. The Powersports industry is diverse. Power needs to be more accessible. This could attract more riders.
KTM might be creating an automated LC8. This could allow for shifting without a clutch. There might also be a new locking system that prevents the bike from rolling off the stand.
Simply put, a semi-automatic LC8 may use more fuel and need more maintenance during its lifespan, but it solves the issue of a problematic centrifugal clutch. This makes it ideal for those who want an easy ride or are not yet comfortable with a manual gearbox.
Honda sold over 200,000 bikes in Europe with DCT technology. MV Agusta's SCS also uses similar tech to KTM. Semi-automatic bikes will soon become more common on the roads.
Do you want to automate how powerful your bike is? What type of bike do you like best?
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