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World's Heaviest Motorcycle Answered

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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Maxx1
Maxx1

12 years ago

That is Heavy Metal
Not as cool as this

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I wonder how well that corners ?

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 12 years ago

Corners? Who need corners, when you have a tank!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

One word: buildings No, on second thought, another word: cliffs LOL

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ultrakill
ultrakill

Reply 10 years ago

cliffs + tanks = win! havn't you ever seen indiana jones?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

much too often I am afraid ;-)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

No such thing as "too often", when it comes to Indy! (Except Temple of Doom, maybe.)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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 ;-)

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

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.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, I saw that piece about the tank too. The other one, I hadn't heard about.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

lol, the tank and the bulldozer were on separate episodes. the show was called "Destroyed in seconds".

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

I'll check that out. I've seen the tank clip. But I've only heard about the buldozzer incident.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

lol @ spelling. +P

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

English is mai langwedge and I'll abyoose it as I sea phit! :-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Just one question then, what does a buldozzer do? ;-)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

Thay ar big and thay doo wahtevur thay wantt.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Oh wait, you mean like the OOD ?

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

OOD?

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

Oh! Then yes, just like the "OOD", or Jabba the Hut. Or the DHS, DoD, CIA, BATF, etc.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

well, I only ever saw doozers on Fraggle Rock LOL

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

Fraggle Rock? Way to date yourself! I didn't watch that too much as a kid, but everytime I did, it made me want to smoke pot (even though I didn't). I figured I'd understand it more if I was "highly enlightened".

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

I'm about to date myself again LOL I didn't see it as a kid...but rather in my early 20's

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

OUCH!!!!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

Pretty well, I should thing. The back wheel would be the turning wheel.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Hmm, I don't know. Having been on a few bikes, and one very terrifying ride in a side car.....I don't know.

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Dr.Paj
Dr.Paj

Reply 11 years ago

Isn't that the one built with the Viper engine?

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AngusNotSoYoung
AngusNotSoYoung

Reply 10 years ago

yeah its called the dodge tomahawk.

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skunkbait
skunkbait

10 years ago

I NEED one. I have a 196" Yamaha V6 engine, with DOHC. I was thinking of building an oversized sportbike, or sadly, a sport-trike. It's no tank, but it would still be overkill (just the way I like it!).

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

>takes mental note not to buy another bike until he's been to Skunkworks

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

Yep, At the Skunkranch, there's currently about 15 bikes in the herd. Plus another 3 or four frames, countless parts, 4 or 5 ATVs, and 2 (running) Jet Skis that would make AWESOME projects. The Yamaha engine is in a Ford SHO. I don't really like the car, but I LOVE the engine!

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

15 bikes!?!? >mutters about kids having all the luck

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jtobako
jtobako

11 years ago

So, how far is it to the next gas station?

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T3h_Muffinator
T3h_Muffinator

12 years ago

Jeebus! That's bigger than the trike J.J. built with his team on Monster Garage!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

The Japanese would have a fit - part of their bike license test involves being able to pick your bike up from its side. If you can't stand it up, you're not allowed to ride it.

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

And reasonably so! That bike is the definition of excessive. :P

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Patrik
Patrik

12 years ago

Just don't forget to set your kickstand! :-D

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Whaleman
Whaleman

Reply 12 years ago

Or leave small animals near it!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Well heck, not even LARGE animals LOL

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Whaleman
Whaleman

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah......... about that. I kinda left my black bear there, now I can't find him!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I think he is underneath my Great Dane; Marmaduke LOL

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Whaleman
Whaleman

Reply 12 years ago

Hmm. Sorry, but I cannot say I understand your probably humourous joke.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I assumed you meant you Black Bear disappeared under the that big motorcycle, and I just replied that my big as a couch sized dog (it is a cartoon dog BTW) got pushed down, by the motorcycle on top of the bear (both would be "part of the ground" now). If you meant the bear drove the motorcycle away, I apologize for misunderstanding.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

I left Clifford near it!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

He is bigger, but he's a redneck (well he's red all over LOL)

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Whaleman
Whaleman

Reply 12 years ago

Ahhhh! I understand now!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

I have got to send a link of this to my friend who brags about his awsome BMW bike LOL

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

Holy crud...

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thejrb
thejrb

12 years ago

Thats huge. Can you imagine that thing tailgating you?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I can't imagine being behind it, listening to the exhaust LOL