Dynamic Modelling of Riderless Motorcycles for Agile Manoeuvres Chapter uri icon


  • © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. This chapter presents a new nonlinear dynamic model for autonomous motorcycles for agile manoeuvres. The first section of the chapter provides a review of related work. In the second section, dynamic modelling of a riderless motorcycle is discussed. Next, motorcycle tyre dynamics model is presented and the tyre dynamics is integrated with the motorcycle dynamics. Comparing with the existing riderless motorcycle models, the new features of the proposed motorcycle dynamics model are twofold. First it relaxes the assumption of zero lateral velocity constraints at tyre contact points, so that the model can be used for agile manoeuvres when wheels run with both large longitudinal slips and lateral sideslips. Second, the motorcycle tyre models are taken into account and the previously-developed motorcycle dynamics is further extended.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Y., Yi, J., & Song, D

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Yizhai||Yi, Jingang||Song, Dezhen

Book Title

  • Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles

publication date

  • January 2014