Steering and braking

The steering pulse technology

Steering is achieved with steering impulse technology, i.e. by a short push on the handlebar by pushing the handlebar forward. The impact on the handlebar is short and powerful. Also good for emergencies in road traffic:

Right-hand avoidance manoeuvre: Push the handlebars forward on the right-hand side (the impact is short and powerful).

Evasive manoeuvre to the left: To the left, push the handlebar forward (the impact is short and strong).

Enlarging and changing leaning positions

To move quickly from the left inclined position to the right inclined position, the steering impulse technique is used in the inclined position, because the machine moves more easily into the right inclined position due to the set-up torque.

To increase the angle of inclination, even more, I push the right handlebar forward (but this time gently and slowly!) and the left handlebar in the left inclination.

Brakes

During braking, the kinetic energy, i.e. the kinetic energy of the motorbike in motion, is converted into heat by friction. A wheel can only transmit a certain amount of longitudinal forces (= braking, acceleration) and lateral forces (= steering) to the road. If the total sum of these two values is too large, the motorcycle begins to slip (from static to sliding friction) and one should quickly reduce one of the values. Motto: Stay seated!

The three basic patterns of braking manoeuvres

Braking power

  1. Braking when driving straight ahead at a speed of 100 km/h, the braking distance when driving straight ahead is approx. 42 m.
  2. Braking from straight ahead into the bend With increasing inclination the lateral forces increase. The braking forces that are still transmitted decrease (risk of blocking).
  3. Braking in an inclined position At an inclination of 50 degrees, almost at the maximum, the braking distance increases by 60 % >>>
  4. At a speed of 100 km/h, the braking distance is approx. 67 m.
  5. Uphill braking Depending on the degree of the gradient, braking performance can improve by up to 30%.
  6. Downhill braking Depending on the degree of the gradient, the braking performance can deteriorate by up to 30%.

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