1990-08-01

The Motorcycle and Its Components in the Operating Strength Testing Laboratory 901524

What a motorcyclist needs most is a machine that assists its rider by incorporating perfect handling characteristics and extremely reliable components. This cannot be achieved without devoting a great deal of energy to proving component operating strength. At the start of any tests in the laboratory, it is first necessary to decide on the operating loads which will occur when the motorcycle is used under a wide variety of condition.
Once the recorded values are obtained, the data is evaluated and processed for use in three categories of testing:
Total testing of, in most cases, fully equipped motorcycles in operating load simulation tests. (This shows whether new design are fundamentally sound under realistic conditions, and reveals any weaknesses.)
The testing of sub-assemblies. (The same applies here. The tests run in parallel, and usually several parts are available. Changes in details and different versions of assemblies can also be tested under realistic conditions.)
Investigations into single components. (Modification to and versions of single components are tested in large numbers. The results permit predictions on a statistical basis.)
The evaluations are fed into the pre-development, design, production and quality assurance stages. This table of test categories is followed by a number of examples.

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