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The Motorcycle Research Group was founded in 2007 with the objective of applying the multidisciplinary research capabilities of VTTI to real-world motorcycle riding. The group was borne from a history in transportation research; concern about the increasing numbers of motorcyclist fatalities and injuries; and the excitement of a large number of VTTI engineers, staff, researchers and family who are riders. The Motorcycle Research Group focuses on the rider and his or her machine while considering other factors in the surrounding transportation system.

We do research for both public and private clients and are currently conducting our third large scale study since 2007. With the help of study participants and customers, we’ve collected hundreds of thousands of real-world miles in approximately half the states in the U.S.

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    Shane McLaughlin

Shane McLaughlin is the Motorcycle Research Group Leader. Shane has been involved in vehicle design and driving safety research for over 15 years. Read More