This paper presents a preliminary study on active stability control systems for motorcycles. The design of such a control system is a fully open problem, and it constitutes quite a challenging task due to the complexity of two-wheeled vehicles dynamics. To address this problem, this paper presents a thorough analysis of the input and output variables which may be considered for stability control and proposes a preliminary controller architecture. The closed-loop performance are tested on a multi-body motorcycle simulator and the results favorably witness the potential safety increase enabled by the controller.

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