Your Health Plan Will NOT Cover this 107-MPH Mobility Scooter
Mobility scooters are a crucial way for the elderly and injured to get around. Considering their small wheels and electric motor, speeds are kept purposefully down. But two insane individuals have tuned up a mobility scooter that put out a record-setting top speed. David Anderson and Matthew Line both hail from the Isle of Mann, a place known for motorcyclists going faster than many would deem responsible on narrow back roads. The two men were inspired by watching Klaus Nissen Petersen on TV hit 82.67mph in a mobility scooter back in 2012. Anderson and Line wanted to beat that speed. RELATED: Watch Driver Use all of Track (and then some) to Make Incredible Pass
According to Top Gear duo stated with a “Days Strider” mobility scooter, and dropped the engine, drivetrain and chassis out. They then installed a go-kart chassis, and fitted it with a 600cc engine from a Suzuki Bandit motorcycle. The rules stated that despite modification, the mobility scooter at least had to look like the original. The only area where this couldn’t work was the wheels, which were designed for a top speed of 8mph. They took the slicks from the go-kart and were still given the OK, and the result was quite impressive. Just look:
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The result? They broke the world record for top speed in a mobility scooter–and not by just a shade. The average (!) speed for the record-setting runs was 107.6mph. If that was the average, just imagine the outright top speed! If I ever get injured and the doctor sends me to these guys for a scooter, I’m limping away in the other direction!
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