Browse Publications Technical Papers 2018-32-0049
2018-10-30

Theoretical and Fundamental Consideration to Accord between Self-Steer Speed and Rolling in Maneuverability of Motorcycles 2018-32-0049

This paper considers the phenomenon that the self-steer speed when riders bank a motorcycle. This paper points out that this phenomenon originates from capsize mode. Further, it is specified that the first order differential equation representing capsize mode is included in the equation of motion of the steering system. Furthermore, it is specified that this differential equation is the first order differential equation for the roll angle. Therefore, as the roll angle increases, the roll angle further increases and the steering angle also changes, which is the mechanism of capsize mode. Finally, as a result of parameter studies, it is stated that the design parameters that most affect capsize mode were front and rear camber stiffness.

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