There was a short note on Roadracing World yesterday about this patent application for reverse rotating brake rotors. There wasn’t much information and the website had no drawings of any sort. The idea seems sound, if you reverse rotate rotors in relation to the wheel, you cancel the gyroscopic precession, giving you the ability to change lean angles easily. I was trying to figure what sort of gear assembly would be required to pull this off and after rumaging around for the special plugin required I finally managed to look at the patent drawings.
The image shown here is one of several and there is no way to put the images on this site in a large enough format for you to make any sense of them. If you are interested in the actual images so you can figure out what they’re doing you’ll have to go to the patent office site and see for yourself. You can read the explanation behind the idea on the reverse rotating rotors site.
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Reverse Rotating Rotors