Analysis of Motorcycle and Rider Limits on a Curve

Three limits on the speed at which a motorcycle can traverse a curved path are presented in this article. The three limits of speed are the: (1) friction limit; (2) geometry limit; and (3) rider's willingness limit. When a motorcyclist is operating at one of these limits around a curve and crashes, a reasonable conclusion would be that the rider was operating at a speed too high for the curve or too fast for their ability. The riders response to reaching one these limits can determine if they successfully traverse the curve.

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  • Authors:
    • Rose, Nathan A
    • Carter, Neal
    • Pentecost, David
  • Publication Date: 2014


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01539165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2014 12:35PM