1978-02-01

Rider Skill Influences on Motorcycle Maneuvering 780312

The results of full-scale tests in lane change maneuvering as performed by four riders of varying experience with the same motorcycle are analyzed. Measurements of rider input (steer angle, steering torque, and lean angle) and of vehicle response (roll angle and yaw rate at constant speed) are used to compare riding techniques. The effects of skill and experience are examined by means of graphical representations of rider operations. Test course geometry, instrumentation methods, motorcycle characteristics, and rider backgrounds are described. It is shown that the experienced rider performs more smoothly and efficiently and achieves a higher limit than those with less experience.

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