Test Procedure for Parking Stability of Motorcycles
Side stands and center stands are designed to support stationary two-wheel motorcycles. This SAE Standard establishes procedures for determining parking surface loading and stability limits as follows:
The footprint pressure exerted on a horizontal parking surface by the stand.
The tilt angle of the parking surface at which tip-over occurs.
The tilt angle of the parking surface at which roll-off occurs.
This document is being revised to allow for alternative methods for determination of contact pressure and to provide harmonization of definitions within documents prepared by the SAE Motorcycle Technical Steering Committee. In addition, the classification is being changed from Recommended Practice to Standard.