MEASUREMENT OF MOTORCYCLE BRAKING PERFORMANCE BY THE TOW METHOD

A test methodology has been developed for objectifying the measurement of motorcycle braking performance through use of a towing technique. The rationale behind the procedure is presented, together with an analysis of the mechanics of braking performance during the towing of a motorcycle. The tow-test method includes the full complement of performance evaluations, viz. , effectiveness, burnish, thermally-induced fade, and wetted brake performance. This set of tests was performed on two motorcycles and the resulting data are presented and discussed.

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

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Ervin, R D
    • MacAdam, C C
    • WATANABE, Y
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00183276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE SP-428
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM