World's Fastest Monowheel Motorcycle Is Proof That A Mid-Life Crisis Isn't That Bad

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Meet Warhorse, a monowheel motorcycle which has just made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records after smashing past the record for the 'World's Fastest Monowheel Motorcycle'.

So what is a monowheel Motorcycle and what is it that makes Warhorse so special that you want to raise a pint to toast it.

WarHorse — World's Fastest Monowheel Motorcycle

A monowheel motorcycle is one large wheel that revolves around a track, inside which the engine and rider are housed.

The driver has to control the vehicle using careful control of throttle and perfect balance.

Warhorse — World's Fastest Monowheel Motorcycle

Warhorse was made by the UK Monowheel Team, a group of four middle-aged engineers who are between 49 and 60 years old and have been building crazy motorcycles since 2010.

The UK Monowheel Team and Kevin Scott recorded a staggering speed of 98.464 km/h while riding WarHorse, at the Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire, UK.

WarHorse beat the previous record of 91.7 km/h which was achieved by Kerry McLean of the U.S.A. at Irwindale Speedway, California in 2001.

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Story first published: Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:00 [IST]
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