- Preface -

This CD contains the papers, programme and abstracts of the Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics Symposium 2010, held in Delft, 20 - 22 October 2010. The idea for this symposium came up about a year ago when we met in Delft. It appeared that sessions about the dynamics and control of single-track vehicles had been part of more general conferences, such as the biennial IAVSD symposia and the SAE congresses, most notably the SAE congress in Detroit, February 1978, but that dedicated scientific meetings had not been held. Regarding the increased research activity in recent years, we saw a dedicated symposium as timely and needed in order to have a podium for the international exchange of results and ideas.

The organization of this symposium would not have been possible without the help of many. In the first place, we should like to thank the authors, who warmly received the idea and responded to our call beyond expectation. The help of the other members of the scientific committee contributed to the quality of the scientific content. The local assistance of both Jodi Kooijman and Yani Sutjiadi was essential. We thank Tom Scarpas for suggesting and allowing us to make use of Yani's organizational expertise. After the colloquium was already announced, the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD) offered us to collaborate and give us the opportunity to publish some papers in their organ, Vehicle System Dynamics. The contributions of the sponsors kept the cost for the participant low. These sponsors are the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Delft University of Technology, TNO, Batavus, Yamaha, KTM and Harley-Davidson.

Arend Schwab and Jaap Meijaard,
October 2010

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