Automobiles have changed the way we live and the way we travel. They have become the most common form of transportation and have influenced almost all aspects of our society. The automobile has brought speed, comfort, and luxury to people. By the year 2025, there will be over a billion cars on the road.
While automobiles have many advantages, they also use a lot of natural resources. Most vehicles run on gasoline or high-speed diesel, which are both energy intensive. To move these cars from one place to another, oil needs to be refined and sent from place to place. This is expensive and takes up precious resources, which is why we need to reduce our dependence on these resources.
In motorcycles, transmissions are typically four or six gears, though small bikes can have two-speed transmissions. They also use belts, chains, and shafts to transfer power. Motorcycles also feature twist-type controls for the throttle and clutch. The front-wheel brake controls a lever near the handgrip while the rear-wheel brake may be a disc. Many motorcycles feature a kick starter, although many newer models now use an electric push-button starter.
Although it lags its peers in this cost-heavy business, Honda is making significant progress in terms of supply chain efficiency. By 2021, it expects to introduce more common parts and trims across its global model lineup. Further, it plans to expand its production network globally to lower costs and improve margins.