VI-MotorCycle CorneringWith VI-Motorcycle, the specialized simulation environment for motorcycle design and testing, an engineering team can quickly build and simulate a complete parameterized model of a motorcycle in order to select fundamental design options and to explore new functional concepts prior to building physical prototypes. VI-Motorcycle is based on the MSC.ADAMS™ solver and fully supported by VI-grade developers. It provides common methods throughout corporations and suppliers for modelling and design practices. Due to its scalability and extendibility it can be customized easily in order to fit into the development process.

  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Ride and comfort
  • Rider – Motorcycle interaction
  • Durability
  • Limit handling behaviour
  • Road modelling
  • Design of experiment and optimization
  • Powertrain design
  • Software-in-the-loop
  • Hardware-in-the-loop
  • System-level approach supporting structural loads, life, durability, vibration and performance problems within cost, weight, package constraints
  • Template builder architecture which helps to quickly and efficiently build new design solutions
  • Data libraries which ensure component standardization and allow easy data management
  • The included VI-Road utility which enables to define any type of 2D or 3D road profiles
  • Modelling within the MSC Adams environment for full support of several specialized modules for FEA, hydraulics, controls and other concurrent disciplines
  • Dedicated simulation menu allowing for various types of events for complete virtual testing of the motorcycle model, either on a test track or on a two post rig
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) model added to the motorcycle_shared database, with variator-clutch transmission (ratio defined as a function of wheel RPM and throttle demand) and custom GUI, fully compatible with all VI-Motorcycle analyses
  • Ability to perform slalom analyses through an event built around the concept of trajectory optimization, able to find out the configuration that allows to complete a slalom maneuver without hitting the cones that define the lane boundaries at the highest possible speed
  • A template which represents additional parts (i.e. luggage) has been added to the motorcycle_shared database, with support of both kinematic and compliant connections with the chassis
  • Support of the new version of VI-Driver and VI-Road