*** February 2006 - New updated edition with additional materiald. Even more pages and more illustrations. ALL FOR LESS THAN THE 2002 PRICE at 69 euros. ***
Purchase info (Click here for prices and shipping details):
The book is available in two formats -- Normal paper book form and on CDROM. Many readers have requested the CDROM form to enable word and phrase searches, and also for those travelling with a laptop. The CDROM is being made available to purchasers of the regular book at a special additional price of only 12 euros. From February 2006 the CD now has many of the illustrations in colour.Content info:
The original book was first published in 1984
and very quickly became considered as the standard reference text. It was reprinted
many times, lastly in 1998 but then quickly sold out. A German translation also
became available in 1988. Written at a level to be comprehensible to the average
reader it was also sufficiently detailed to be of interest to race technicians,
students and engineers.
The new book, first published in 2002, introduces a wealth of additional material. It has more than five times the text content of the original and more than triple the number of illustrations and photographs. 510 information packed pages. The new book is available in both English and Spanish editions.
Function and history.
Geometry of motorcycles.
Balance and steering.
Theory of suspension systems.
Structural aspects of frames.
Brakes and braking stability.
Instabilities - wobble and weave etc.
Practical frame building.
Future trends and possibilities.
Experiments with steering geometry.
Glossary of terms.
Conversion of units. (Metric and English)
CoG and mass distribution of the rider and bike.
Collection of many bike parameters.
Case study. - improving existing frames.
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