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Yamaha exams energy steering for bikes | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Yamaha just lately introduced that they’ve provide you with a brand new assisted steering system, referred to as EPS, which the corporate is at present testing in Motorsport.

Yamaha has provide you with an influence steering expertise for two-wheelers, which it’s at present being trialling on a few of its grime bikes. Formally referred to as the Yamaha EPS Steering Assist System, it consists of an electromagnetic set-up that makes use of an lively steering damper.

This unit works as an digital steering damper at excessive speeds, aiding the motorbike’s stability, whereas offering steering help at low speeds by way of an actuator. It makes use of a torque sensor to detect and measure handlebar inputs. The corporate says it has already efficiently carried out this expertise on its electrical bicycles and is now exploring the concept of utilizing it on grime bikes and highway bikes.

The system is at present being examined by Australian motocross racer Jay Wilson, who rides for the All-Japan Yamaha Manufacturing unit Race Workforce within the All-Japan Motocross Championship and is utilizing it on his 250cc and 450cc grime bikes.

The digital steering damper expertise being trialled by Yamaha will not be completely new – Honda has it too and its damping charges are variable and adjusted by the ECU. Yamaha has taken the idea additional by throwing in an actuator to help any effort utilized on the handlebar.

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