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World's Fastest Mobility Scooter Sets New Guinness Record

Isle of Man-based mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine saw their names written down in the Guinness Book of World Records after their creation's performance was homologated. The mobility scooter they built, ridden by Matthew, was clocked at 107.6 mph (173.13 km/h).
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Now, mobility scooters are vehicles that usually travel at speeds of less than 10 mph (16 km/h), but only if we're talking about stock versions. Which is not the case with this Manx-build beast.

The Guinness World Records guidelines say that the scooter has to be built on a platform that is commercially available, meaning a real-world machine anyone could buy from a store. The looks have to be consistent with those of traditional mobility scooters, but the engine and other parts can be modified.

So Anderson and Hine took a Days Strider mobility scooter and redesigned a go-kart chassis to fit the dimensions of the commercial vehicle. The go-kart wheels and tires were retained, as they were already compliant with the intended speed rating.

A 600cc Suzuki Bandit engine was used to propel the contraption, and everything was encased in a custom fairing that mimics the looks of the original mobility scooter.

The two mechanics took the four-wheeler to the Jurby Motodrome in Isle of Man and with Matthew in the driver's seat, they let loose. The speed was measured as an average over the standard quarter-mile distance (402 m), and this means that the top figure was, in fact, higher.

Unfortunately, Anderson and Hine can't homologate their Bandit-powered scooter because the build lacks front brakes, and this comes in conflict with the road regulations. Something tells us that the two mechanics will also engineer a brake system for this scooter and hit the streets.

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