MOTORCYCLE BRAKING

In studies of improved braking systems for motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, experimental work at TRRL has included the development of an anti-lock hydraulic braking system. Research using the system has shown that on a range of surfaces with friction coefficients down to 0.3, motorcycles between 90-225 kg can be stopped using only front wheel braking without wheel locking. Performance on good road surfaces is not impaired. Future research will include fitting both light- and heavy-weight motorcycles with anti-lock brakes on both wheels, and also to investigate the feasibility of this installation with a coupled brake control. /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 144-151

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0 85296162 6
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf. Pub. No. 141 Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM