YCC-S Electric Shift System

What is it?
The YCC-S system is essentially a manual transmission with a computer controlled clutch. Internally, the FJR1300’s 5-speed transmission and clutch remain intact; however, we’ve added a clutch controller and electronic shift actuator all connected to a sophisticated computer to provide perfect, clutchless manual shifting in any situation.

What it is NOT!
It is not an automatic, CVT, or like any “pushbutton” or “tiptronic” transmission found in most passenger cars, ATVs, scooters or snowmobiles. All of these systems use some form of torque converter or centrifugal clutch. The all-new FJR1300AE is a true manual transmission that borrows its technology right from Formula 1 cars and exotic sports cars where only the absolute best will do. The YCC-S system will not shift by itself and the rider still must complete every shift when accelerating or coming to a stop just like any other manual transmission.

Who is it for?
The YCC-S system is not for the lazy or uninspired, rather the system was designed to eliminate the fatigue of operating the clutch, and put more emphasis on the enjoyment of the ride, particularly on long trips or in traffic. The system responds quickly to the riders commands and is designed to be unobtrusive. Although it is not for everyone, the YCC-S system is state of the art and groundbreaking and provides a
riding experience like no other motorcycle on the market.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Shifting: You have 2 options to shift, either the standard foot shifter or the left hand push/pull shifter. The gear shift pattern is 5 up – neutral is at the very bottom of the shift pattern.
 
Activating the push/pull shifter: Once the main switch is turned on, push the button on the left handle switch. A green light will illuminate just to the side of the button to indicate the system is activated. This can be done at anytime as long as the main switch is on. If you do not activate the system, you will only be able to shift using the foot shifter and either one can be used with the system activated.
 
Starting from a complete stop: Once the engine is started and in neutral, shift up into 1st gear. The system will not allow you to shift out of neutral if the throttle is opened. When in gear, the system automatically disengages the clutch and the bike will not move. To start moving, open the throttle at whatever rate you wish. The YCC-S computer and clutch actuator smoothly modulates the clutch as you build ground speed and the bike will accelerate just as if you were operating the clutch yourself.
Upshifting: To upshift, click up on the foot shifter, or if you choose to activate the hand shifter, pull the handlebar mounted upshift switch with your index finger. You can shift at any RPM you choose provided it will not cause the engine to lug severely. The computer calculates the optimum clutch engagement time and the electronic shift actuator changes gears in a fraction of a second. The amount of clutch slippage will be determined by how aggressive you are on the throttle. The harder your acceleration, the more the clutch slips.
 
Downshifting: As you are decelerating to come to a stop you should down shift by using either the thumb actuated handlebar switch (if the system is activated) or the foot shifter. If you do not down shift when coming to a stop, the gear shift indicator will begin to flash. This is recommending that you down shift into 1st gear. The system will not downshift for you. If you still choose not to down shift and you come to a complete stop, the motorcycle will accelerate from a stop but at a lower rate and with severe clutch slipping which will cause premature clutch wear.
   
Braking to a complete stop: When braking, whether from a smooth controlled stop or aggressively, the clutch is disengaged automatically at the proper time to keep the engine running. There is no need to shift into neutral when stopped, the clutch will be disengaged automatically.
Parking the motorcycle: The motorcycle can either be parked in neutral or in any gear. If the main switch is turned off when the motorcycle is in gear the clutch will engage itself 3 seconds after the main switch is turned off and the motorcycle cannot be pushed in gear. To move the motorcycle after this occurs, you must turn on the main switch, have the start/stop switch in the run position and then apply the front brake. At that time the clutch will disengage itself and you can push the motorcycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of YCC-S?
The system was designed to eliminate the fatigue of operating the clutch, and put more emphasis on the enjoyment of the ride, particularly on long trips or in traffic.

Is it Safe?
The YCC-S system has been developed and tested for several years with safety as a primary focus.


Will it upshift automatically?
No, never. The system only shifts when you command it to.

Will it downshift automatically?
No, never. The system only shifts when you command it to.

Will it keep me from shifting aggressively or letting the engine rev to redline?
No, the system will shift only when you command it to. The only exception is that it will not allow you to downshift to a gear that would cause rear wheel lockup or overrev nor will it allow you to upshift into a gear that would cause severe engine lugging or stalling.

Does it shift faster than a traditional manual transmission?
The system shifts comparable to a traditional manual transmission, however actual shift times vary depending on conditions.
When I am... What if I? System Response
Stopped in Neutral Hold the throttle open then shift into 1st gear System will not shift into gear if RPM is above 1300 RPM
  Shift into 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th gear and then open the throttle Gear indicator will flash warning you to shift into 1st gear. System will slip the clutch as necessary to get the vehicle moving. Like a traditional manual transmission, this is not recommended and will cause severe clutch wear.
Slowing to a stop Forget to downshift from 5th, 4th or 3rd gear when coming to a stop System will disengage the clutch and hold your current gear. Gear indictor will flash. You will need to downshift manually like a traditional manual transmission
  Brake aggressively or panic stop System will disengage the clutch automatically and keep the engine running
Riding at slow speed
(parking lot/U-Turn)
Have to slow the bike or “walk” it System will modulate the clutch as necessary
  Have to stop the bike suddenly and put my foot down System will disengage the clutch as required to stop the bike and keep the engine running
Moving at high speed Downshift from 5th to 1st or 2nd System will only allow you to shift down to a gear that will not lock the rear wheel or overrev the engine
  Hold the throttle open and hit the rev limiter without shifting Like a traditional manual transmission, the system will NOT upshift, the engine will continue to hit the rev limiter until you command an upshift
  Accidentally hit the shift lever and downshift too far for my speed System will only allow you to shift down to a gear that will not lock the rear wheel or overrev the engine.
Parking Turn the bike off while in Neutral Will stay in neutral. In order to put it in gear you must start the engine.
  Turn the bike off in any gear Will stay in the selected gear. In order to change gears or select neutral, you must start the engine.
Stopped in gear with engine off Try to push the bike The bike will be in gear like any traditional manual transmission. However, if you turn the key on and pull the front brake, the clutch will disengage so that you can push the bike.
    See how shift choices are communicated between the components of the computer controlled clutch system.

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