Holding a world record must feel special, knowing that you are the best at something out of a population of 7.5 billion people on the planet. Standing out in the crowd or being unique is a feeling so dear to some people, that they are ready to go to extreme lengths to have their name etched in history books. Following are some of these record holders, who happen to have used a motorcycle for their attempts.
The star here is Japanese rider Masaru Abe, who just recently set a new world record of holding the longest wheelie ever on a scooter. Abe went through a lot of pain in the feat that involved about 688 laps at the Kawaguchi Auto Race facility in Saitama, Japan. But with that pain, Abe had strong-headed determination to keep the front wheel in the air for 500 km.
Robinson rode his Top Oil-Ack Attack motorcycle into the history books at a blistering 605.697 kmph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Robinson is no stranger to setting speed records. He has actually broken the land speed record on a motorcycle twice before, and he set all of his records in the span of four years. (Image: John Siebenthaler)
Juli Moody aka 'The Female Human Link'. Are you powerful enough to hold a motorcycle from getting away just by using the strength of your arms? Well, Juli is. She can hold not one, but four Harley Davidson motorcycles down at a time. Juli restrained a Harley for one minute and 4.53 seconds. She holds world records in all three feats of holding down one, two and four motorycles. Juli is also a record holder for having the biggest biceps in female category. (Image: Dailymail)
How expensive can a motorcycle be? This one is higher than what you'd imagination. With a price tag of $300000 or Rs 1.93 crore, the Ecosse Titanium Series Fe Ti XX is the most expensive production motorcycle in the world. When we say production, only 13 of these were produced, so don't expect to see one of these at your local cafe. What do you get in this money - a carbon-fiber body, Italian leather seat and 225 horsepower.
Yes, there is a motorcycle somewhere in the middle of this bunch of Army men. The record for most people on one motorcycle is held by the Indian Army Corps of Signals 'Daredevils' Display Team - 56 men. The motorcycle used for this feat deserves a mention too. It was a Royal Enfield Bullet 500, which is a much beloved bike for many Indians.
Now, let's talk crazy. This record involves a motorcycle, however riding it has got nothing to do with it. Gerard Jessie from Phillipines holds the record of balancing a small motorcycle on his head. 14.93 seconds may not sound like much, if you come to think of it, it was a motorcycle! (Source: Record Setter)
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