World's quickest mobility scooter hits report 107.6 mph

World's fastest mobility scooter hits record 107.6 mph

It should’ve been a sluggish week at an Isle of Man bodyshop when mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine determined to “tweak” a mobility scooter for a bit extra velocity. The backyard-selection Days Strider mannequin was designed to go eight mph, so naturally the pair added an eighty-horsepower, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled Suzuki motorbike engine. That made the chassis and tires woefully insufficient, so additionally they redesigned the body and added go-cart wheels. “However that is not likely a mobility scooter anymore,” chances are you’ll say.

Properly, the Guinness people specify that “from the surface the car should appear as if a standard motorscooter. … [however the engine could also be modified or changed in a approach that appears appropriate to realize a better velocity.” With Hine on the wheel, the run truly occurred in August 2014, however it took Guinness fairly some time to certify the feat. The official world report of 107.6 mph was measured as a mean over 1 / 4-mile stretch of the check monitor, and handily beat the earlier mark of seventy one.fifty nine mph. Judging by the wheelie bars, it might take any comers in a drag race, too.

Chest Cam footage of one of many runs this run was 107.6 mph we did that velocity regularly too simply didnt handle to recover from it …..but! there’s nonetheless tomorrow

Posted by Andersons Bodyshop on Saturday, August 30, 2014