This new hi-performance and racing transmission made by Velvet Dive incorporates and expands upon many of the innovations BAM pioneered.
The all new cast aluminum housing is an inch longer than the current Cyborg and incorporates the dry-sump style reservoir that BAM first developed. The additional length has allowed Velvet Drive to add 5 more friction plates to the forward clutch drum. The rated torque of the resulting 16 disk clutch pack is 2,500 foot pounds, enough to handle today’s engines that exceed the capacity of our existing Cyborg Drysump. This brute is standard equipment on the new Mercury 1350 turbocharged engines. It ia available as conventional manual shift or electric shift.
Using the appropriate adapter or flange the same unit fits both driveline and plug-in styles. Until now the increased length of this transmission has prevented it from being a direct replacement for current plug-in set-ups.
To solve this problem BAM Marine is now manufacturing its own tail shaft assembly which allows retrofit to these close-coupled installations — without the work and expense of moving engines. A kit to connect a standard #6 tailstock is also available however it is 3” longer overall. Driveline setups may require adjustment or shortening of the driveshaft and guard.