Honda is introducing their DN-01 concept motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show. It’s powered by a water cooled 680cc v-twin connected to a continuously variable transmission and their goal is to introduce this to the market in the near future, so this is no pure design exercise.
The CVT is actually called an HFT (Human Fitting Transmission) with two modes, either fully automatic or as a 6 speed manual.
this is the first hydraulic mechanical continuously variable transmission system in the world to be equipped with a lock-up mechanism, which improves the fuel efficiency while offering a smooth ride without feeling the shock normally associated with gear shifts, even when cornering. With the HFT, the DN-01 achieves more easy-to-operate and comfortable riding than currently available sports model motorcycles.