World's Heaviest Motorcycle

Monster bike is world's heaviest

A giant motorbike powered by a Russian tank engine has been recognised as the heaviest in the world.

It's been dubbed the Led Zeppelin by creator Tilo Nieber, 39, who said: "You don't get much more heavy metal than this."

The four-and-a-half tonne machine has driven into the Guinness Book of Records as the heaviest motorbike in the world.

It is 17ft 4ins long and 7ft 6ins tall and the engine alone weighs 1.8 tonnes after the armour plating tank cover has been stripped off.

The bike, which took a team of welders and mechanics almost a year to build at the Harzer Bike Schmiede in Zilly, Germany, is now hoping for a licence to travel on the road.

But in the meantime Guinness Book of Records spokesman Amarilis Espinoza confirmed it was the world's heaviest motorbike.

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Maxx19 years ago
That is Heavy Metal
Not as cool as this

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Goodhart Maxx19 years ago
I wonder how well that corners ?
Patrik Goodhart9 years ago
Corners? Who need corners, when you have a tank!
Goodhart Patrik9 years ago
One word: buildings No, on second thought, another word: cliffs LOL
cliffs + tanks = win! havn't you ever seen indiana jones?
much too often I am afraid ;-)
No such thing as "too often", when it comes to Indy! (Except Temple of Doom, maybe.)
Um, yeah there is......when you get to the point of analyzing how ludicrous many scenes are, you suddenly realize you've seen it way too often ;-)
I actually saw a tank go on a rampage in the city on the discovery channel. Apparently it was stolen by some military dude. they finally caught him when he tried to change lanes on the freeway, and he got stuck. Now something even MORE dangerous that I saw was a bulldozer covered in homemade metal armor with a layer of cement that efficiently blocked armor-piercing bullets. It was more dangerous than the tank because 1. It had machine guns AND ammo (the tank was not loaded), and 2. the bulldozer was homemade, so the army doesnt know about its design or weakness. The cops finally caught him thanks to a brave driver who took a construction machine and managed to block him into a square parking lot. The engine quit on the guy while he was trying to get out.
Yeah, I saw that piece about the tank too. The other one, I hadn't heard about.
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