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Title:
SADDLE TYPE VEHICLE
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2013018366
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a saddle type vehicle for permitting an optional change from one to the other between a cruiser mode and a sport mode.

In the sport mode indicated in Fig.(a), a rider 79 gets on in a forward-tilted posture. First and second link plates 64 and 65 are spread. A bend angle θ1 formed by a first line segment 82 and a second line segment 83 is a little less than 180°. When the first and second link plates 64 and 65 are folded into a V shape from this state, a rear structure 40 is turned counterclockwise in a drawing, and a front structure 20 is turned clockwise in the drawing. Then, a bend angle θ2 in Fig.(b) is reduced. As compared with Fig.(a), in Fig.(b), a ground height H2 of a drive source support case 44 (H2<H1) is reduced, and the position of the center of gravity is lowered. At the same time, a position of a seat 26 is lowered. As a result, Fig.(b) shows a cruising mode. While being a single vehicle, the position of the center of gravity can be changed, and a vehicle body form can be changed.


Inventors:
NAKABAYASHI SHUNICHI
SAKAGAMI KOJI
KATAGIRI KIYOSHI
NAKAHIRA KOTA
YAMAMOTO YOSHIKAZU
OKUBO KIYOHARU
Application Number:
JP2011000153174
Publication Date:
January 31, 2013
Filing Date:
July 11, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
HONDA MOTOR CO LTD
International Classes:
B62K13/08; B62K23/02
Domestic Patent References:
JPH01178093A1989-07-14
JPS5977992A1984-05-04
JPH09123973A1997-05-13
JPS5082745A1975-07-04
JPH0490979A1992-03-24
JP2005271608A2005-10-06
JPH03235775A1991-10-21
Foreign References:
US7546894B12009-06-16
US6786499B22004-09-07
WO2004080789A12004-09-23
US3376048A1968-04-02
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