Title: Anti-dive front suspension mechanism design for scooter motorcycles

Authors: F.-C. Chen, Y.-F. Tzeng

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Egineering, Kun Shan University of, Technology, P.O. Box 40–070, Tainan 701, Taiwan. Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technonlogy, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to synthesize all possible designs of anti-dive front suspension mechanisms with simple and multiple joints for scooter motorcycles. At first, the creative design methodology is presented. Then, the topological characteristics of the anti-dive front suspension mechanisms are analysed, and the design requirements and constraints are concluded and summarized. By way of the creative mechanism design methodology, all possible suspension mechanisms for motorcycles are synthesized. The results show that there are 11 design concepts for anti-dive front suspension mechanisms with six links.

Keywords: anti-dive mechanism; mechanism design; motorcycle; suspension system.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2003.003185

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2003 Vol.31 No.2, pp.216-228

Published online: 14 Jul 2003 *

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