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The slipper clutch-the first on a CBR model-uses a ramp-style two-piece hub. A second set of ramps pulls the two pieces together under acceleration, adding pressure and allowing the use of lighter clutch springs (the design is similar to that used on the Suzuki Hayabusa). In turn, a cable can be used instead of the old bike's hydraulic actuation. The swap from hydraulics to a cable somewhat offsets the additional weight of the slipper clutch.
2008 Honda CBR1000RR Slipper Clutch