Honda announce new dual clutch system

New design to feature on future models - most likely the new VFR

Faster, smoother shifts, say Honda

HONDA HAS announced that it is developing a dual clutch system for its future motorcycles.

At the moment, the system is being called the Next Generation Transmission and is claimed to give faster, smoother and more efficient gear shifts.

Similar to some systems used by automatic cars, Honda hasn't yet said which bikes will get the new system, but as the news came through at the same time as Honda confirmed production of a new Honda V4 in 2010 it's pretty safe to reckon that the dual clutch will be on that bike.