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Motorcycle Research Group

VTTI researchers on motorcycles

In 2007, VTTI founded the Motorcycle Research Group with the objective of applying VTTI’s multidisciplinary research capabilities to real-world motorcycle riding. The group was born out of a history in transportation research, concern about the increasing numbers of motorcyclist fatalities and injuries, and the excitement of a surprisingly 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 system. The group conducts research for both public and private clients. With the help of study participants and customers, the Motorcycle Research Group has collected hundreds of thousands of real-world riding miles in approximately half the states in the U.S.

Shane McLaughlin, Group Leader

Shane McLaughlin
Group Leader


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