- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Tony Foale; 2nd Edition edition (2006)
- Language: Spanish
- ISBN-10: 8493328634
- ISBN-13: 978-8493328634
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.9 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,238,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Motorcycle Handling and Chassis Design: the art and science (Spanish) Paperback – 2006
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Mr. Foale's book is a hugely practical treatise on the subject of motorcycle chassis design-- and the only worthwhile one I know of other than some very technical SAE papers from the 1970's on modeling and simulation of motorcycle handling.
Mr. Foale's insight into the incredibly complex dynamics of motorcycle handling chassis design, and tire (sorry, Tony-- I just can't bring myself to spell it "tyre")/chassis/rider interaction comes from decades of building and riding specialty and adjustable-geometry frames to test out theories, and in more recent times, instrumenting motorcycles to validate and refine dynamic models. He's NOT guessing (and while this is not unique in motorcycling, it is rare to say the least!), and his dedicated pursuit of the truth is both admirable and hugely valuable.
This book is technical, but it also presents the material in such a way that, if you're curious enough to have asked yourself why your motorcycle behaves as it does, you will probably be able to understand and appreciate the book's presentation.
This book won't tell you how to fabricate a motorcycle frame and suspension, but it will tell you why some geometries work and why others do not in a given situation, and give you practical, applicable design guidelines and theory. It is not a prescriptive description of how to tune forks and shocks, but it addresses how the suspension geometry, settings and function impact the bike's behavior and helps you think through how to sort out handling issues for street or track.Read more ›
There seems to be no rational reason for a price of $989.00 for this book (shown by Amazon at the time of this review, Nov. 6, 2011)!?! The decimal point should probably be one digit to the left of where it is?!?
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For a book? This should be against Amazon policy and even illegal.
The book alone can be purchased new for around $90 USD or with a CD for around $115. Read more
Good book on the underlying design issues with motorcycles. Found the physics and information near the back of the book most helpful.Published on February 11, 2010 by Hudson Al
bought this book for my mate jimmy.
m/c engine building guru.
was very happy,although he did guestion one or two points of physics, he was i would say quite impressed.