The reason we say “clutchless” and not “automatic” is because so many electric bikes are hitting the street with no transmission at all; the throttle spins the engine and that spins the rear wheel. You may prefer a bike with a gearbox, but you can still let the bike do the shifting for you. The DCT is better than a slushbox: the clutches essentially “trade off” doing the work of shifting so that signature auto-transmission delay is gone. They’re sure worth a test-ride.

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