Motorcycle Dynamics

Author: Vittore Cossalter
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781430308614
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The book presents the theory of motorcycle dynamics. It is a technical book for the engineer, student, or technically/mathematically inclined motorcycle enthusiast. Motorcycle Dynamics offers a wealth of information compiled from the most up-to-date research into the behavior and performance of motorcycles. The structure of the book and abundant graphs assist in understanding an exceptionally complicated subject. The book presents a large number of graphs and figures that make the understanding easy.

Motorcycle Dynamics

Author: Vittore Cossalter
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781430308614
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The book presents the theory of motorcycle dynamics. It is a technical book for the engineer, student, or technically/mathematically inclined motorcycle enthusiast. Motorcycle Dynamics offers a wealth of information compiled from the most up-to-date research into the behavior and performance of motorcycles. The structure of the book and abundant graphs assist in understanding an exceptionally complicated subject. The book presents a large number of graphs and figures that make the understanding easy.

How and Why Motorcycle Design and Technology

Author: Gaetano Cocco
Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore
ISBN: 8879113445
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Transportation

Long awaited reprint of this "How to ride a bike" guide. It is meant for anyone who has never ridden a motorcycle, for enthusiasts who would like to know more on the function and behaviour of the main parts of the motorcycle, but also for hands and centaurs with years of experience and for well-informed technical experts who have plenty of know-how in the sector. Moreover, the reader will find a complete illustration of the main components of the motorcycle and their basic functioning, with lots of drawings and figures supported by technical concepts that have never been so thoroughly explained. In a word, this is a book for any two-wheeler enthusiast.

Modern Motorcycle Technology

Author: Edward Abdo
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133712220
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

MODERN MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY, Second Edition takes your students on an in-depth exploration of the internal and external workings of today's motorcycles. The book begins with an overview of motorcycle technology, from a history of the vehicle to the current state of the industry. Coverage then progresses to safety measures, engine operation, internal combustion engines (2-stroke and 4-stroke), electrical fundamentals, and overall motorcycle maintenance, as well as a special chapter devoted to troubleshooting. Throughout the book, the author's straightforward writing style and extensive, full-color photos and illustrations help engage readers and bring the material to life. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes new content on the latest motorcycle models and technology from today's top manufacturers. The new edition also features additional material on key topics such as fuel injection, suspension systems, and V-engine technology, as well as an expanded suite of separately available supplementary teaching and learning tools including a hands-on student workbook and electronic instructor's resources. Modern Motorcycle Technology is a valuable resource for anyone seeking the knowledge and skills to succeed in today's motorcycle technology field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Vehicle Dynamics Stability and Control Second Edition

Author: Dean Karnopp
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466560864
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Anyone who has experience with a car, bicycle, motorcycle, or train knows that the dynamic behavior of different types of vehicles and even different vehicles of the same class varies significantly. For example, stability (or instability) is one of the most intriguing and mysterious aspects of vehicle dynamics. Why do some motorcycles sometimes exhibit a wobble of the front wheel when ridden "no hands" or a dangerous weaving motion at high speed? Why does a trailer suddenly begin to oscillate over several traffic lanes just because its load distribution is different from the usual? Other questions also arise: How do humans control an inherently unstable vehicle such as a bicycle and how could a vehicle be designed or modified with an automatic control system to improve its dynamic properties? Using mainly linear vehicle dynamic models as well as discussion of nonlinear limiting effects, Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and Control, Second Edition answers these questions and more. It illustrates the application of techniques from kinematics, rigid body dynamics, system dynamics, automatic control, stability theory, and aerodynamics to the study of the dynamic behavior of a number of vehicle types. In addition, it presents specialized topics dealing specifically with vehicle dynamics such as the force generation by pneumatic tires, railway wheels, and wings. The idea that vehicles can exhibit dangerous behavior for no obvious reason is in itself fascinating. Particularly obvious in racing situations or in speed record attempts, dynamic problems are also ubiquitous in everyday life and are often the cause of serious accidents. Using relatively simple mathematical models, the book offers a satisfying introduction to the dynamics, stability, and control of vehicles.

Tire and Vehicle Dynamics

Author: H. B. Pacejka
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080970165
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology & Engineering

1. Tyre characteristics and vehicle handling and stability. 2. Basic tyre modeling considerations. 3. Theory of steady-state slip force and moment generation. 4. Semi-empirical tyre models. 5. Non-steady state out-of-plane string-based tyre models. 6. Theory of the wheel shimmy phenomonen. 7. Single contact point transient tyre models. 8. Applications of transient tyre models. 9. Short wavelength immediate frequency tyre model. 10. Dynamic tyre response to short road unevennness. 11. Motorcycle dynamics. 12. Tyre steady-state and dynamic test facilities. 13. Outlines of three advanced dynamic tyre models.

Motorcycle Tuning

Author: John Robinson
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 075061840X
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This third edition, in the same tradition as the second, is a vital servicing tool containing information covering virtually every motorcycle over 50cc sold in the UK since 1980. The author is technical editor of `Performance Bikes' and author of the well known `Motorcycle Tuning' books. The book provides access to the most frequently used data for dealers, mechanics and enthusiasts who have to deal with a wide variety of machines and wish to compare the features of different models. A seperate section lists conversion tables, standard torque settings for threaded fasteners, tyre size codes, tyre speed and load schedules and addersses of importers. Machines are listed alphabetically by manufacturer and then in order of capacity or model number.

Sportbike Suspension Tuning

Author: Andrew Trevitt
Publisher: David Bull Publishing
ISBN: 1893618455
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Morotcycles

"Sportbikes today handle better than pure racebikes did just a few years ago. Their sophisticated, versatile suspension offers countless combinations to find the handling that's right for you. This book will help you hone and perfect your suspension for high-performance street riding and track days. Discover the right way to set spring and damping adjustments, and adjust ride height for greater steering responsiveness and traction. Suspension specialists from professional racing and the aftermarket also offer their insights on useful modifications."--Publisher description.

Vehicle Handling Dynamics

Author: Masato Abe
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780081003732
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Vehicle dynamics are vital for optimizing a vehicle’s drivability, efficiency, and safety. Understanding the forces and motions on a vehicle (both theoretical aspects, like basic equations of motion, and practical ones, like tire mechanics and human vehicle control) is integral in the design and development of all vehicles. Masato Abe’s Vehicle Handling Dynamics, Second Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of vehicle dynamics, enabling readers to visualize and invent better vehicles. Vehicle Handling Dynamics begins with an overview of the fundamental theories of vehicle handling dynamics, based on simple equations of motion. The book then extends to driver-vehicle behavior, handling quality and active vehicle motion control. In addition, this new edition includes two new chapters. Chapter 9 covers vehicle motion control for electric vehicles, crucial in this new era of automobiles. Chapter 12 studies the classic issue of model-based handling quality evaluations (challenging the traditional dependencies on test drivers for determining a vehicle’s drivability). Written by one of the most distinguished authorities in the area, Vehicle Handling Dynamics, Second Edition, lends equal and careful consideration to both theory and application, providing valuable insights for students of and engineers working in vehicle dynamics and control. Discusses the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics from basic theory to hands-on applications, using Newton’s equations of motion to show the link between mechanics and vehicle behavior Provides practical examples and real-life details to ensure thorough understanding of vehicle handling dynamics and control Includes case studies and worked examples using MATLAB® and Simulink® Covers all variables of vehicle dynamics, including tire and vehicle motion, control aspects, human control, and external disturbances

Total Control

Author: Lee Parks
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760343449
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.

Race Tech s Motorcycle Suspension Bible

Author: Paul Thede
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9781610591669
Release Date: 2010-06-19
Genre: Transportation

Suspension is probably the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. This book, by America’s premier suspension specialist, makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle mechanics alike. Based on Paul Thede’s wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars, this step-by-step guide shows anyone how to make their bike, or their kid’s, handle like a pro’s. Thede gives a clear account of the three forces of suspension that you must understand to make accurate assessments of your suspension’s condition. He outlines testing procedures that will help you gauge how well you’re improving your suspension, along with your riding. And, if you’re inclined to perfect your bike’s handling, he even explains the black art of chassis geometry. Finally, step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly help you rebuild your forks and shocks for optimum performance. The book even provides detailed troubleshooting guides for dirt, street, and supermoto--promising a solution to virtually any handling problem.