Drag Optimization of a Sport Motorbike

Paper #:
  • 2012-01-1171

Published:
  • 2012-04-16
Citation:
Scappaticci, L., Risitano, G., Battistoni, M., and Grimaldi, C., "Drag Optimization of a Sport Motorbike," SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-1171, 2012, https://doi.org/10.4271/2012-01-1171.
Pages:
8
Abstract:
This work focuses on optimizing the aerodynamic design of a vehicle produced for supersport use. The main objective was to search for the best performance in terms of aerodynamics by optimizing the behavior with slight changes, in order to respect the distinctive forms of the fairing of the vehicle, keeping the motorbike recognizable: in this way the rules of road competitions, such as the World Super Bike Championship, are fulfilled, since the fairing equipment remains quite similar to the OEM one. As a matter of fact, the optimization was obtained by realizing slight changes and suitable aerodynamic appendices that can be produced aftermarket.
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