Full scale braking tests are reported for a Norton 850 motorcycle fitted with an antilock brake system on the front and rear wheels. The tests included straight line braking and braking in a turn, on both dry and wet surfaces. Various braking methods were used in addition to the antilock system, including open loop (with brake force limiters) and closed loop control by an expert test rider. On low coefficient wet surfaces, the antilock system gave braking performance which was significantly better than that which could be achieved by either an expert rider or suitably tuned open loop braking procedures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  United States  90250

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Zellner, J W
    • Weir, D H
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STI-TR-1086-2 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-804-192
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01381
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM