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Motorcycle Physics and how they work......

Started by Hawk_UK, December 22, 2013, 07:00:29 PM

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Hawk

December 22, 2013, 07:00:29 PM Last Edit: December 22, 2013, 10:06:59 PM by Hawk_UK
I just found this forum which has a lot of reading about the physics of motorcycles and how they steer and turn, etc, etc.... VERY interesting reading! ;D

Thought it might be of help or use to modders?

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/496363/87921.html

Other finds on the net concerning Motorcycle Physics:

HornetMaX

Still have to read the first link, but the second one (feet first) is garbage: it contains some big errors (as pointed out by a comment at the bottom of the page). Avoid.

If somebody is into some detailed explanation of motorcycle physics, probably the biggest reference around is this book : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Dynamics-Vittore-Cossalter/dp/1430308613

I have it and I've read it at least 3 times. Author is an italian university professor (Padova) specialized on motorbikes, he's worldwide known.

Caution though, it's a bit technical: you'll need some decent physics/mechanics knowledge to understand everything (but you can still grasp a lot of stuff even without).

MaX.

Hawk

Quote from: HornetMaX on December 22, 2013, 09:01:21 PM
Still have to read the first link, but the second one (feet first) is garbage: it contains some big errors (as pointed out by a comment at the bottom of the page). Avoid.

If somebody is into some detailed explanation of motorcycle physics, probably the biggest reference around is this book : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Dynamics-Vittore-Cossalter/dp/1430308613

I have it and I've read it at least 3 times. Author is an italian university professor (Padova) specialized on motorbikes, he's worldwide known.

Caution though, it's a bit technical: you'll need some decent physics/mechanics knowledge to understand everything (but you can still grasp a lot of stuff even without).

MaX.


Thanks for that, Max.... I'll delete that crap link so know one gets wrong information. ;)

Anywhere on the net were that book "Motorcycle Dynamics" can be downloaded in PDF?

HornetMaX

I think it will be hard to find, as it is a very specialized book.

You can read chapters 1 and 2 here, it should give you an idea of the content: http://books.google.ro/books?id=rJTQxITnkbgC&printsec=frontcover&hl=it#v=onepage&q&f=false

MaX.

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HornetMaX

The whole book is very interesting, definitely worth its price if the difficulty is not a problem.

MaX.

RiccoChicco

Quote from: HornetMaX on December 22, 2013, 10:15:25 PM
I think it will be hard to find, as it is a very specialized book.

You can read chapters 1 and 2 here, it should give you an idea of the content: http://books.google.ro/books?id=rJTQxITnkbgC&printsec=frontcover&hl=it#v=onepage&q&f=false

MaX.

I will definitely find a full copy of it, very very interesting!

Big thanks Max!