Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Largest wheel on a motorcycle trike: Parker Brothers Choppers set world record
MELBOURNE, FL, USA--Parker Brothers Choppers developed The Green Machine, a new sidewalk sweeper with a top speed of 25 miles per hour, and a 1.3 cubic yard hopper, which features a 45-inch front wheel , setting the world record for the largest wheel on a motorcycle trike.
Photo: Parker Brothers Choppers developed the biggest Green Machine possibly ever created. Photo courtesy: Parker Brother Choppers (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Longest trike was set by Swiss carnival band Guggä Rugger Buus who constructed a trike 8.1 m (26 ft 7 in) long and weighing 6,030 kg (13,300 lb) to serve as a mobile grandstand for 21 members of the band. The machine has the 12 litre (729 cu in) engine and chassis of a Saurer truck.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Largest tricycle, constructed by Kanyaboyina Sudhakar from India. It has a wheel diameter of 5.18 m (17 ft) and is 11.37 m (37 ft 4 in) long. The overall height is 12.67 m (41 ft 7 in).
Parker Brothers Choppers have revealed their latest labor of love, the Green Machine, an extreme three-wheeler for those who refuse to grow up. Behind its 45-inch front wheel sits an 80-cubic inch Harley-Davidson Evo engine.
It's based on the Green Machine, the toy all the cool kids on our block got to ride when we were kindergartners with tricycles.
Rather than use traditional motorcycle handlebars or a steering wheel, the Green Machine utilizes two chrome levers that control the direction of the rear wheels.
It's got a massive 45-inch front wheel and, just like the real thing, steers from the rear. Power comes from an 80-cubic inch Harley-Davidson Evo engine.
"We had a Green Machine lying around the shop and we figured it would be a cool idea," said Parker Brothers' Jeff Halverson, who did 50 mph on this beast. "It rides crazy and is fast as hell. If it wasn't for the rear tires we could have had it DOT approved."
Unfortunately, the beastly trike is not street-legal due to its rear tires.
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Most Persons On A Single Motorcycle: Indian Army
line of scooters: UK scooter riders
Parade of BMW Motorcycles: Ride For The Cure
motorbike: Colin Furze
Expensive Motorcycle: House of Thunder
Tuesday, March 29, 2011