There’s a whole swag of reasons why you should be driving a TOUROZ Trike and aside from the devastating good looks, TOUROZ Trikes is leading the way thanks to Continuously Variable Transmission – CVT.
Its automatic, but CVT is next level.
More usable power, better fuel economy and a smoother driving experience than a traditional auto and of course, fingertip paddle shift.
How CVT works
Conventional automatic transmissions use a set of gears that provides a given number of ratios (or speeds). Typically, the transmission shifts gears to provide the most appropriate ratio for a given situation i.e. the lowest gear for taking off, middle gears for acceleration and overtaking, and higher gears for fuel-efficient cruising.
The CVT replaces the gears with two variable-diameter pulleys. Each is shaped like a pair of opposing cones with a metal belt or chain running between them. One pulley is connected to the engine (input shaft), the other to the drive wheels (output shaft). The halves of each pulley are movable, that is as the pulley halves come closer together the belt is forced to ride higher on the pulley, effectively making the pulley’s diameter larger.
Changing the diameter of the pulleys varies the transmission’s ratio (the number of times the output shaft spins for each revolution of the engine), in the same way a 10-speed bike routes the chain over larger or smaller gears to change the ratio. Making the input pulley smaller and the output pulley larger gives a low ratio (a large number of engine revolutions producing a small number of output revolutions) for better low-speed acceleration. As the trike accelerates, the pulleys vary their diameter to lower the engine speed as the trike speed rises. This is the same as a conventional transmission, but instead of changing the ratio in stages by shifting gears, the CVT continuously varies the ratio – hence its name.
But don’t take my word for it. Give me a call for a test ride and experience it for yourself. Believe me… You’ll never look back.