These requirements define minimum recommended levels of side stand retraction performance of a new side stand/motorcycle combination when tested according to the procedures of SAE J1578. These requirements apply to any new two-wheeled motorcycle without a sidecar, equipped with a side stand, and intended for highway use. (See SAE J213). This SAE Recommended Practice is intended as a guide toward standard practice but may be subject to frequent change to keep pace with experience and technical advances. This should be kept in mind when considering use of this document.
This document addresses mature and stable technology which is not dynamic in nature.