Bank Angle Sensor

What is Bank Angle Sensor in motorcycles?


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What is Bank Angle?

Banking, in other words ‘tilting’, is the angle at which the vehicle inclines from its longitudinal axis. Bank Angle Sensor switches off the engine if the bike tips over.

Bank Angle Sensor

Furthermore, a banked turn (or banking turn) is change of direction in which the vehicle banks or inclines. However, it is usually towards the inside of the turn. For a road vehicle, this is typically due to the roadbed having a crosswise down-slope towards the inside of the curve. The bank angle is the angle at which the vehicle is inclined around its longitudinal axis with respect to the horizontal line. Honda first introduced the Bank Angle Sensor in Honda Shadow motorcycle.

For - Additional Safety. By - Hero Glamour

How Does It Work?

This technology is deployed by Hero MotoCorp (http://www.heromotocorp.com/en-in/) in its Hero Glamour Bike. Bank angle is the angle at which the vehicle inclines or tilts from its longitudinal axis. In this case, Bank angle describes tilting of the vehicle as seen from the front.

Hero Glamour (Courtesy: Hero MotoCorp)
Hero Glamour (Courtesy: Hero MotoCorp)

The Bank Angle Sensor is a vehicle sensor which detects the angle at which the vehicle (particularly motorcycle or bike) leans as seen from the front. This angle determines the maximum tilt the motorcycle can have safely without tipping over. Sometimes, manufacturers term it the Tilt Sensor or Inclination Sensor as well. It is a part of automobile safety system. The bank angle sensor switches off the engine if the sensor detects that the motorcycle is tipping over.

Furthermore, this sensor switches off the engine automatically as a safety measure, if the bike tilts over its prescribed limits and tends to tip over. When the bike falls onto its side as in case of an accident, the bank angle sensor turns off the engine. Thus, it prevents any possible injuries to the rider or damage to the bike.

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