Motorcycle Misconceptions

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by CCitis, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy It'll Shine When it Shines

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    To be fair, the challenge with a Yugo is getting it moving, not stopped.
  2. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    Not really absent downforce, both cars and bikes stop at a similar rate, that is 1G

    Without getting math involved, the lighter vehicle will have a should have a shorter stopping distance. Caveat of course being the skill level of the rider needs to be significantly higher than the car, so it ends up being a wash.


    If you check published 60-0 braking ranges you will find they are pretty close.
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  3. HuntWhenever

    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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    Looks like they range in the 150' area for pickup trucks to mid 90' area for sport cars. Motorcycles fall in the 140' down to the mid 120' area.
  4. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    About as you’d expect then, the correct statement should be that SOME motorcycles can stop faster than SOME cars. The BEST cars stop faster than the BEST motorcycles.

    In a panic situation, operating typical modern vehicles, the average untrained car driver will almost certainly out brake the average untrained motorcycle operator.
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  5. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Think for yourself

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    Yes, less skill needed
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    Few years old but relevant.
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  7. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    Good point... :hmmmmm

    In that case the Yugo stops faster...

    It doesn't have the capability to move so it stopped before it went, the motorcycle can move so it loses... :-)

    :eek2



    Such logic is so much more fun than all that science guy stuff...

    Unless, of course, it is Bill Nye! :D :jack :fpalm