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Motorcycle Design and Technology
Save $--original price $24.95!Why does a motorcycle lean inwardly into a curve? What is its potential lean limit? What effect does the stiffness of the frame have on the handling of the bike? These are some of the questions that experienced, enthusiastic motorcyclists have always asked themselves. "Motorcycle Design and Technology" provides answers to these questions and more, including mathematical explanations, which analyze the fundamental parameters that influence the behavior of the motorcycle and the function of its main parts.
The first part of the book examines the physical phenomena that make handling and control of the motorcycle possible. Traditional geometrical parameters such as trail, center of gravity height, and wheelbase length are presented, as well as less familiar parameters relating, for example, to aerodynamic factors and the tires. All elements work together to determine the dynamic behavior of the bike. The second part of the book completes the discussion by describing the parts of the motorcycle. The engine, the frame, and the suspension are considered according to their specific working principles and the way each component works with the total system of the vehicle.