Driving force control device for saddled vehicle

  • US 10,569,756 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2017
  • Issued: 02/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A driving force control device for saddled vehicle, comprising:

  • a transmission that transmits driving force of an engine to a driving wheel of a vehicle at predetermined reduction ratio;

    a clutch that connects/disconnects the driving force between the engine and the transmission; and

    a controller that controls the transmission and the clutch,wherein the controller is configured to enable selecting a normal mode in which the reduction ratio of the transmission is varied according to a running condition and a slow mode for enabling slow forward movement and slow backward movement by varying the reduction ratio of the transmission to fixed reduction ratio according to predetermined operation,the controller holds the clutch in a partial clutch engagement condition so as to prevent the vehicle from moving forward or backward when the slow mode is selected and no predetermined operation is performed, andthe clutch is a dual clutch including a first clutch engaged in the slow backward movement and a second clutch engaged in the slow forward movement,means for detecting an inclination in a pitching direction of the vehicle is provided,in a case of an up-slope, the second clutch is held in a partial clutch engagement condition, andin a case of a down-slope, the first clutch is held in the partial clutch engagement condition,wherein the controller executes control for holding the clutch in the partial clutch engagement condition in spite that brake operation for the vehicle is not operated when an inclination in a pitching direction is equal to or exceeds a predetermined value while the slow mode is selected.

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