A RIDER-LEAN STEERING MECHANISM FOR MOTORCYCLE CONTROL

This article relates experiments in which riders with a wide range of skill performed a variety of steering tasks on an instrumented motorcycle. Observation of the data suggested a strong coupling between the steering and lean inputs applied by riders, especially for less skilled ones. This observation led to a re-examination of a previous model proposed by D.H. Weir in a Ph.D Thesis, and to the development of an alternative model, which is described in this paper.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • "Motorcycle Handling Dynamics and Rider Control and the Effect of Design Configuration on Response and Performance". Ph.D Thesis, H.D. Weir, UCLA 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Swets & Zeitlinger

    Heereweg 347B
    2161 CA Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • PREM, H
    • Good, M
  • Publication Date: 1983-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 29-32
  • Serial:
    • Vehicle System Dynamics
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 1-3
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • ISSN: 0042-3114
    • EISSN: 1744-5159

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 827
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM