Faculty Advisor

Scarpino, Christopher


Current motorcycle transmissions have extensive room for optimization. This Major Qualifying Project utilizes the engineering design process in order to develop a novel automatic manual motorcycle transmission. The engineering design process is essential throughout the development of the system and was utilized to mimic the design process in a commercial setting. Intended outcomes were to create a smaller transmission system with an internal gear selector system. Gear changes can be set to be computer controlled or manual by the operator, however both will use the automated changing mechanism. This project is a multi-phase project, with this year's intended focus on the gear selector system. A prototype was created in order to analyze and redesign for future development.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering