World’s fastest mobility scooter hits record 107.6 mph


It must’ve been a slow week at an Isle of Man bodyshop when mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine decided to “tweak” a mobility scooter for a bit more speed . The garden-variety Days Strider model was designed to go 8 mph, so naturally the pair added an 80-horsepower, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled Suzuki motorcycle engine. That made the chassis and tires woefully inadequate, so they also redesigned the frame and added go-cart wheels. “But that’s not really a mobility scooter anymore, ” you may say. Well, the Guinness folks specify that “from the outside the vehicle must appear like a traditional motorscooter. … [but} the engine may be modified or replaced in a way that seems suitable to gain a higher speed.” With Hine at the wheel, the run actually happened in August 2014, but it took Guinness quite a while to certify the feat. The official world record of 107.6 mph was measured as an average over a quarter-mile stretch of the test track, and handily beat the previous mark of 71.59 mph. Judging by the wheelie bars, it could take any comers in a drag race, too. Chest Cam footage of one of the runs this run was 107.6 mph we did that speed on a regular basis too just didnt manage to get over it …..yet! there is still tomorrow Posted by Andersons Bodyshop on Saturday, August 30, 2014 Via: The Verge Source: Guinnness Book of World Records

World’s fastest mobility scooter hits record 107.6 mph


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