A REFINED TECHNIQUE FOR MEASURING MOTORCYCLE BRAKING PERFORMANCE BY THE TOW METHOD. VOLUME I: TECHNICAL REPORT

A method for measuring the braking performance of motorcycles was refined and a complete package of test hardware was constructed and demonstrated. The refined tow-test apparatus is much lighter than the original system and requires no special adaptation for testing any conventional motorcycle. In demonstration testing, performance measurements were made on three motorcycles representing the range of vehicle weights. Tests showed that the new procedures and hardware were quite satisfactory.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB81-247934.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Highway Safety Research Institute
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ervin, R D
    • Campbell, J D
  • Publication Date: 1981-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 190 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00344446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-81-23-1 Final Rpt., HS-805 958
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02314
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM