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Prototype Motorcycle for Lower Limb Physically Disabled “Super EARA”

Article of Honda R&D Technical Review Vol.16 No.1

Summary

A prototype motorcycle “Super EARA”, wheelchair users are able to ride on and off, drive and stop by themselves, has been developed. Function that the motorcycle should be equipped was considered in development. The function is starting, driving and stopping without using their lower limbs. A vehicle height adjusting system for riding on and off, outrigger and gas pressure type emergency stand to prevent stack are also equipped. It was confirmed that operation of equipment function is allowable by actual driving tests at Suzuka and Motegi circuits.

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Kunihiko HASHIMOTO(Asaka R&D Center)、Yutaka MURATA(Asaka R&D Center)、Yukiya UEDA(Asaka R&D Center)、Takashi KUDO(Asaka R&D Center)、Kousuke TSUNASHIMA(Asaka R&D Center)、Kyo TAKAHASHI(Asaka R&D Center)

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