But the Joss transmission will have an extra ingredient, something called Zeroshift technology. Honda is rumoured to be running a manual version of the cunning new system on its MotoGP race bikes because it does away with the normal cut to the torque on gear changes. The Zeroshift system has a special selector that holds two gears, with only one in operation. Special sliders move across, dropping one gear and selecting the next instantly. Thomas says it will be faster than any gearbox around today. It will certainly be better than the gearbox in the prototype, which is clunkier than the robot dance.