Although they may look like simple components, the motorbike fork plays a critical role in the overall dynamic behaviour of motorcycles. It must provide appropriate stiffness characteristics, damping capabilities and the lowest sliding friction values in order to guarantee as much performance, safety and comfort as possible to the rider. Front Motorbike Suspensions addresses the fundamental aspects of the structural design of a motorbike fork.
Utilizing the authors' many years of experience in this industrial research topic, Motorbike Suspensions provides useful design rules and applied mechanical design theories to optimize the shape of motorbike suspension. Overall structural considerations are explored alongside specific aspects including how bolted and adhesively bonded joints design can be applied to these components.
R&D designers in the motorcycle industry who would like to improve their knowledge about the structural design of motorbike suspension will find Motorbike Suspension a concise and coherent guide to this specific feature. Whereas, undergraduates and graduates in industrial engineering matters may use this as a case study for an interesting application of the theories learned from machine design courses.
Addresses the fundamental aspects of the structural design of a motorbike fork to illustrate its critical role in the overall dynamic behaviour of motorcycles Draws on authors year of experience to provide the reader with useful design rules and hints oriented to the shape optimization of motorbike forks, ranging from overall structural considerations to bolted and adhesively bonded joints design applied to the fork components Illustrates practical applications of the theories learned from machine design courses