REVIEW OF MOTORCYCLE STEERING BEHAVIOR AND STRAIGHT LINE STABILITY CHARACTERISTICS

The practice and theory of motorcycle steering behaviour are reviewed. The description of the practice relies partly on the small amount of scientific experimental work which has been completed and partly on the anecdotal. An attempt is made to describe the current state of understanding of the subject particularly from the machine alone point of view, but some discussion of rider abilities and requirements is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • SAE Special Publication SO-428; Motorcycle Dyn and Rider Control, SAE Int Automotive Engineering Congress and and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, Feb. 27-Mar 3, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sawell Publications Limited

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    London EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SHARP, R S
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE SP-428
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM