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World’s longest motorbike

August 1, 2011

Measuring an incredible 22 metres (72ft) long, the converted 125cc scooter took a month build and can carry up to 25 people on board.

Colin Furze, 31, assembled it in his mum’s backyard in attempt to gain another Guinness World Record. The Linconshire plumber already holds the record for the fastest mobility scooter, which he built and designed to hit a remarkable 71mph.
To set the record he took the behemoth to the Saltby Airfield in Granthan and rode it for a mile along the runway hitting a top speed of 35mph.

‘When I first got on it I thought it would never work and at a slow speed it’s almost impossible to keep upright,’ explained Collin after the stunt.

‘But once you get going it becomes a bit easier, although it is a real strain on your arms as it has such heavy steering.
‘It wobbled a huge amount as I drove along and apparently the back of the bike was weaving around all over the place.
‘This motorbike was so heavy and difficult to drive I think it would be impossible to make a longer bike. I think this record will stand for a very long time.’
Currently the official figure for the longest motorbike in the world stands at 14 metres, but that is sure to be broken once the video along with signed witness statements are produced to the Guinness World of Records.


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