Technology / Motorcycle / Automatics: Riders of motorcycles are used to shifting gears and using a clutch. However, some new riders would like to do away with shifting and clutching since they may have become used to automatic transmissions in cars. They often ask if they can buy an Automatic motorcycle. Well, in the early '80s, Honda made an Automatic. They called it the Hondamatic. These days, most scooters come with automatic transmissions as well as a few motorcycles such as the Boss Hoss and the Ridley. You still can't get an automatic on a Honda Gold Wing even though it seems to have just about everything else.