The tallest rideable motorcycle measures 5.10 m (16 ft 8.78 in) tall from the ground to the top of the handlebars. It was constructed by Fabio Reggiani (Italy), and the motorcycle was ridden over a 100-m course at Montecchio Emilia, Italy, on 24 March 2012.
The bike measures 10.03 m long and is powered by a 5.7L V8 motor. 280 HP, 3 forward gears plus reverse. It is 2.5 m wide and weighs approx 5,000 kg. The vehicle is on a 6:1 scale to the usual size. The wheels are taken from industrial excavators. The front wheel has a diameter of 2,10 m and a width of 60 cm whilst the back wheel has a diameter of 2,26 m and a width of cm 100.
Although pictured with additional wheels for stability, these were removed for the completion of the required 100-m course. Fabio Reggiani conceived the project while visiting New Zealand in 2012. Initially he wanted to create the largest static chopper but then switched to the tallest motorcycle. The motorcycle was completed in only 6 months.
Fabio says that he never tires of the public reaction to his labour of love, with his favourite response being: “O mamma mia come è grande!!!” [“Oh my mother, how big it is!”]
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