A manual transmission, an aw kent as a manual gearbox, a standard transmission or colloquially in some countries (e.g. the United States) as a stick shift is a teep o transmission uised in motor vehicle applications. It uses a driver-operated clutch engaged an disengaged bi a fit pedal (automobile) or haund lever (motorcycle), for regulating torque transfer frae the internal combustion ingine tae the transmission; an a gear selector operated bi haund (automobile) or bi fit (motorcycle).
A conventional 5-speed manual transmission is eften the standard equipment in a base-model vehicle, while mair expensive manual vehicles are uisually equipped wi a 6-speed transmission instead; ither options include automatic transmissions sic as a traditional automatic (hydraulic planetary) transmission (eften a manumatic), a semi-automatic transmission, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The nummer o forward gear ratios is eften expressed for automatic transmissions as well (e.g., 9-speed automatic).