the designer is an Engineer, most likely a Mechanical Engineer, and suffered an injury that made pulling in the clutch on his bike, a near impossibility. He decided to do something about it, and it works... now in its' 7th year of production.
I can't think of a Goldwing that has a hydraulic clutch? might be, I not all that conversant on the smaller details.
Penske's semi destroyed my memory on such things.
here is the link were I first found it, Rider And Engineer Invents Clutch Pull Solution After Injury