The Effect of Tire Pressure on the Deceleration of a Motorcycle under Application of the Rear Brake Only

In this article, the authors assess the effect of tire pressure on the deceleration rate of a non-ABS motorcycle with full application of the rear brake only. The testing involves a 2003 Suzuki GSF1200S Bandit with Michelin Pilot radial tires and is conducted on a dry asphalt roadway in Culver City, California. Braking tests are run from 30 mph; three tests involve tires with pressure of 40 psi and three involve tires with pressure of 20 psi. Among the findings, the tests show a higher deceleration rate by the locked-wheel, rear-brake only braking at the lower tire pressure as compared to the higher tire pressure.

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  • Authors:
    • Peck, Louis
    • Deyerl, Eric
    • Rose, Nathan
  • Publication Date: 2017-7


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 19-21
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  • Accession Number: 01651483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 2017 9:53AM