THE STABILITY AND CONTROL OF MOTORCYCLES

Mathematical models of a motorcycle and rider dependent on three alternative assumptions concerning the tyre behaviour are developed. Stability characteristics deduced from them are compared, and minimum requirements for the model greater than have been previously satisfied are established. Using the most sophisticated of the models, the effects of design changes are calculated, and the design implications are discussed. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SHARP, R S
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00126260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-019 143
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM