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Title:
SADDLE TYPE VEHICLE
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2013018363
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a saddle type vehicle that allows a driver to drastically change his or her posture on the vehicle as he or she likes.

In sports mode as shown in Fig.(a), a driver 79 puts his or her foot on a rear step 29 to lean forward. First and second link plates 64, 65 are expanded. When the first and second link plates 64, 65 are folded into a V-shape, a rear structure 40 is rotated in the counter-clockwise direction. A front structure 20 is rotated in the clockwise direction. A bending angle Θ2 in Fig.(b) is reduced, accordingly. The ground height H2 of a drive source support case 44 is smaller (H2<H1) in Fig.(b) than in Fig.(a), thereby reducing the position of the center of gravity. The position of a seat 26 is reduced, as well. As a result, in Fig.(b) shows cruising mode, and the driver 79 puts his or her foot on a front step 51. The position of the center of gravity and the shape of the vehicle body can be changed in one vehicle.


Inventors:
NAKABAYASHI SHUNICHI
SAKAGAMI KOJI
KATAGIRI KIYOSHI
OKUBO KIYOHARU
NAKAHIRA KOTA
YAMAMOTO YOSHIKAZU
Application Number:
JP2011000153140
Publication Date:
January 31, 2013
Filing Date:
July 11, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
HONDA MOTOR CO LTD
International Classes:
B62J25/00; B62K13/00
Domestic Patent References:
JPH09123973A1997-05-13
JPS5082745A1975-07-04
JPS61253275A1986-11-11
JPH09123973A1997-05-13
Foreign References:
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US5458213A1995-10-17
WO1993022188A11993-11-11
WO2005100140A12005-10-27
US5090715A1992-02-25
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US5458213A1995-10-17
WO1993022188A11993-11-11
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
下田 容一郎
下田 憲雅
住吉 勝彦
瀧澤 匡則
野崎 俊剛