Motorcycles have been making and breaking Guinness World Records for more than a century.
It may not have the rumble of a Harley-Davidson or the blazing speed of Kawasaki Ninja, but a Swedish motorcycle builder knows how to pack power in a pint-sized product.
Having built the world’s biggest working motorcycle, a 40 year old Tom Wiberg from Sweden, has constructed in 2003 what he says is the world’s smallest working motorcycle – ‘Smalltoe’.
Image credit: Tom Wiberg Wiberg said he decided to build the little motorcycle in a bid to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for a second time.
He’s no stranger to the records listing, having been honoured for his ‘Bigtoe’ bike, which is 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) high, 4.7 meters (15.5 feet) long with a top speed of 100 kph (62 mph), reports TOI.
Image source: Oncars
The monster bike ‘Bigtoe’ was powered by a 1975 V12 5.3 liter E type Jaguar engine and later upstaged by the Leonhardt Gunbus 410.
The Smalltoe, being the world’s smallest motorcycle weighs just 1.1 kg and is powered to a maximum speed of 2 km/h using a timid 0.3 hp engine!
The diameter of front-wheel measures just at 0.62″ and the rear wheel at 0.86″. It has a wheelbase of 3.14” and a seat height of 2.55”, as reported by Oncars.
No tires, as it was impossible to get so small rubbers.
It’s not a conventional bike to ride on, however, Inventor Wiberg managed to ride this small bike using the special shoes with metal lugs that slotted into the lower sides of the bike.
Since the bike has no headlights or a licence plate, the authorities finds it uncomfortable to give it a green signal for roads.