Slipper Clutch

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Slipper Clutch

Everyone is familiar with the term 'Clutch', but what about 'Slipper Clutch'? The term became quite common when KTM introduced this system in their Duke 390 model. However, it is one of the inevitable system found in the premium sports and tourer bikes.

Ducati Slipper Clutch

Slipper Clutch is also known as 'back torque limiter'. As the word itself suggests, it works by partially slipping the clutch for a certain period of time and engages it, allows the back torque of the wheel to disappear and stops reaching it towards the engine. Eventually, it prevents the rear wheel lock-up and prevents the engine reaching rev red line. To be precise, the working of the slipper clutch is just similar to the working of ABS system, by slipping and engaging the clutch back. It doesn't allow the vehicle to lose traction and helps the rider to downshift almost in any condition without any risk. Moreover, slipper clutch also enables the rider to upshift and downshift the gears without engaging the clutch. In normal cases, when we downshift one or two gears, the rev rises and causes the rider to lose control of the vehicle. Moreover, slipper clutches are helpful for racing oriented sports and premium bikes which require fast deceleration and acceleration while taking turns and overtakes. Bajaj Dominar 400 is the least expensive bike available in India with slipper clutch.

Last updated on 16-10-2018. Published on 16-10-2018. Written by .
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