To take it one step further, Rekluse provides two sets
of pressure-plate springs—one set to reduce lever pull
while maintaining OEM torque capacity and a second
set to provide the 15–40-percent torque-capacity gain,
but this does come with an increase in the clutch pull.
The Torq Drive friction plates are constructed out of
steel and designed to provide more durability with no
clutch fade. Standard clutch plates are aluminum and
expand with heat. Steel, by nature, does not expand like
aluminum. The expansion of the aluminum friction plates
in standard clutch systems is the primary cause of clutch
WHAT IS THE PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGE?
The Torq Drive clutch pack is comprised of 12 steel
drive plates and 12 friction discs instead of the usual
seven- and eight-plate pack. This is achieved using
Rekluse’s thin-friction and thin-drive-plate technology,
which is a 50-percent increase in clutch plates. These
additional clutch plates allow the clutch system to provide
a higher overall torque capacity (more clutch-plate grab
and less slippage), and an increase in torque-capacity
range from 15–40 percent depending on the bike model.
This means that the clutch can transfer more power
smoothly even under a heavy load.