What is Wheelbase?

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The wheelbase is that the center distance between the front and therefore the rear axle of the vehicle. It’s one of all the important dimensions of the vehicle that’s specified by the vehicle manufacturers. This term applies to bicycles, two-wheelers, four-wheelers, trucks, etc. i.e. for each vehicle type.

Although the term wheelbase doesn’t directly give the concept of the length of the vehicle; generally speaking the longer the wheel-base, the longer is that the overall length of the vehicle.

So, what exactly is that the wheelbase? Well, for starters, it’s a term that applies to a large array of transportation types instead of just road vehicles– like railcars, motorcycles, bikes, and even skateboards. Very like width, length, and height, the wheelbase is an exterior dimension that may be important to you when deciding between different vehicles. Specifically, it measures the gap from the middle of the rear axle to the middle of the front axle, no matter what number of axles there are between them.

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