Motorcycle Braking Tests: Analysis of Michigan State Police Data

The focus of this article is the collection of high speed emergency stopping data for police motorcycles. A series of emergency braking tests was conducted by Michigan State Police on motorcycles, with four motorcycles tested in 2011 and six tested in 2012. Each motorcycle made ten measured 60 - 0 mph impending skid stops with anti-lock braking system (ABS) in operation at predetermined points, a sequence that was then repeated. The initial velocity at the beginning of each deceleration and the exact distance needed to make each stop was recorded. The average deceleration rate was calculated from data from the twenty total stops; the results are presented in the article's tables.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-30
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  • Accession Number: 01532436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2014 3:24PM