General Dual Clutch move over.. Honda files patent for triple clutch 11 Speed

Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by legend-ary, Monday 22nd Aug, 2016.

  1. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

    United Kingdom Legend The Big Smoke
    Honda Patents 11-Speed, Triple-Clutch Transmission » News

    The Japanese patent describes how the third clutch will be used to reduce the drop in torque that you get with a dual-clutch transmission. Theoretically, that would also mean faster gear changes. And with 11 gears, the engine would presumably be better-able to get improved fuel economy, as well.
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  2. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    I wonder about all this tech. The CVT gearbox is a great solution that can be developed further and the older torque converter is better - in my experience - than most double clutch efforts.

    Honda should maybe plough its own furrow and not be swept along with 'fashion' technology.

    On the plus side, at least a Honda triple clutch gearbox will be well engineered and reliable.
  3. CathyJ_NW Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Cathy Dyserth
    Egads!! :shock: