RANCANG BANGUN KARAKTERISTIK HANDLING KENDARAAN TTW (TILTING THREE WHEELER)

Wibowo Wibowo

Abstract


A Tilting Three Wheeler (TTW) is a three wheeled vehicle whose body and or wheels tilt in the direction of the turn. But a conventional three wheeler stays largerly perpendicular to the pavement, they do not lean like motorcycle. The prototype of TTW presented in this paper is a modified Honda Supra. This prototype was tested and compared to a conventional three wheeler.This prototype was also compared to original motorcycle. Steady Turning Test w used to measure handling characteristics. The results indicate that all vehicle tested showed some degree of understeer. The original motorcycle could reach a peak about 0,5 . The prototype of TTW could reach a peak abaut 0,4 g. The conventional three wheeler only could reach 0,3 g and would overturn at 0,4 g. In other words, TTW is easier to drive than convensional three wheeler althaugh its track is shorter and its weight i bigger.


Keywords


handling characteristic, steady turning test,tilting three wheeler

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