System Identification and Front-Wheel Steering Control of Motorcycle

Yutaka Kamata, Hidekazu Nishimura, Hidekuni Iida

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System identification of a real motorcycle is performed to design a control system for attitude stabilization of the motorcycle by front-wheel steering. In system identification, a front-steering impulse torque is used as the input signal and the roll angle response is used as the output signal. We reduce the identified model to the third order model and design the front-steering control system using the roll rate as the feedback signal by H control theory. It is verified from experimental results that the attitude of motorcycle against front-steering torque disturbance is stabilized by the H controller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3191-3197
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Attitude Stabilization Control
  • Front-Wheel Steering Control
  • H Control
  • System Identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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