US 9,809,079 B2
Suspension controlling apparatus for vehicle
Yoshiaki Nedachi, Wako (JP); Jun Ishikawa, Wako (JP); and Hiroki Yoshino, Wako (JP)
Assigned to HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Mar. 15, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/70,256.
Claims priority of application No. 2015-055850 (JP), filed on Mar. 19, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0272034 A1, Sep. 22, 2016
Int. Cl. B60G 17/016 (2006.01); B60G 17/019 (2006.01); B60G 17/0165 (2006.01); B60G 17/08 (2006.01)
CPC B60G 17/01908 (2013.01) [B60G 17/016 (2013.01); B60G 17/0164 (2013.01); B60G 17/0165 (2013.01); B60G 17/08 (2013.01); B60G 2300/12 (2013.01); B60G 2400/0511 (2013.01); B60G 2400/0512 (2013.01); B60G 2400/10 (2013.01); B60G 2400/102 (2013.01); B60G 2400/106 (2013.01); B60G 2400/20 (2013.01); B60G 2400/204 (2013.01); B60G 2400/25 (2013.01); B60G 2400/252 (2013.01); B60G 2400/302 (2013.01); B60G 2400/31 (2013.01); B60G 2400/33 (2013.01); B60G 2400/38 (2013.01); B60G 2400/821 (2013.01); B60G 2500/10 (2013.01); B60G 2800/014 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A suspension controlling apparatus for a motorcycle, comprising:
a front suspension operatively mounted to a front wheel and a rear suspension operatively mounted to a rear wheel, said front and rear suspensions having a damping force that is variably settable; and
a control unit configured to control the damping force of the front and rear suspensions;
wherein when a vibration state of the motorcycle in a vertical direction exceeds a given vibration state, the control unit controls the damping force of the front and rear suspensions on the basis of target damping force in order to execute a skyhook controlling damping force, but when acceleration in a forward and rearward direction of the motorcycle is outside a given range, a decision condition for the given vibration state is changed to a condition on a side on which the skyhook controlling damping force control of the suspension has less of a chance to be started.