A review of the literature relating to breaking stability and handling of motorcycles was undertaken. Evidence of relationships between motorcycle characteristics and accidents was sought. Anecdotal evidence of operational problems published in user magazines was also reviewed. Experimental and analytical investigations of motorcycle dynamics, and the effects of accessories, tyres and machine modifications were surveyed. Problem areas were identified and priorities for further research recommended.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): R G Juniper & M C Good
Publication Date: 01/08/83