Friday, April 25, 2008

50ccs too big for you?

Interesting news item: Swedish motorcycle buff Tom Wiberg built a motorcycle with a front wheel diameter of 16 mm (0.62 in) and a rear wheel diameter of 22 mm (0.86 in), and rode it for more than 10 m (32.8 ft) in H�kerum, Sweden in 2003. The micro machine has a wheelbase of 80 mm (3.14 in), a seat height of 65 mm (2.55 in), weighs 1.1 kg (2.4 lb) and is powered to a top speed of 2 km/h (1.24 mph) by its 0.22 kW (0.3 hp) engine.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Wilberg is also the constructor of the world's biggest motorcycle, a 7.5 foot tall behemoth named "Bigtoe." I'd post pictures of that as well, but this is a blog about 50cc and under bikes, and you have to draw the line somewhere...

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