MOTORCYCLE BRAKING PERFORMANCE. VOLUME I. SUMMARY TECHNICAL REPORT

A study was conducted to evaluate the existing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for Motorcycle Braking Systems and to develop an alternate test methodology which resolves certain shortcomings thereof. Full-scale vehicle tests were conducted, per the existing standard, and the alternate test concept was developed and demonstrated. The study finds that a procedure involving a process of towing the test motorcycle does represent a viable approach suitable for adaptation in a next-generation rule concerning motorcycle braking performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-265 559.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ervin, R D
    • MacAdam, C C
    • WATANABE, Y
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-257 Final Rpt., UM-HSRI-76-30-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01264
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM