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THE RACING MOTORCYCLE – A TECHNICAL GUIDE FOR CONSTRUCTORS – VOLUME 1
WRITTEN BY JOHN BRADLEY

In this unique book the author looks at engine characteristics, gearing, geometry, aerodynamics and suspension, all of which are crucial to performance. Important formulae and dimensions are duplicated in  both metric and imperial units of measure. Although the book is primarily written for engineers, the clear style and layout will appeal to non-specialists.

CONTENTS :

Section 1. Introduction
1.1 Overview
1.2 General notes
Section 2. Engines and gearboxes
2.1 Engine characteristics
2.2 Gearing terminology
2.3 Engine/gearbox selection
2.4 Driving force
2.5 Chains, sprockets and gears
Section 3. General layout
3.1 Front end geometry and wheelbase
3.2 Centre of gravity/rider positioning
3.3 Swinging arm geometry
Section 4. Resistance to motion
4.1 Introduction to resistance
4.2 Rolling resistance
4.3 Origins of drag
4.4 Minimising motorcycle drag
Section 5. Suspension systems
5.1 Suspension overview
5.2 Stiffness requirements at the wheel
5.3 Suspension springs
5.4 Front fork springing
5.5 Rear suspension springing
5.6 Damping and suspension problems
Section 6. Aspects of performance
6.1 Weight and inertia
6.2 Straight-line performance
Section 7. Appendices
A.1 Metric and imperial units
A.2 Unit conversion factors

The book is new, soft cover, 405 pages, English text.

ISBN : 978 0 9512929 2 1

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