Motorcycles have been making and breaking Guinness World Records for more than a century and the latest is for the biggest simultaneous motorcycle burnout.
The record was set by 300 people on Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Tagaytay City, Philippines. It smokes the previous record of 213 bikes by Harleystunts and Smokey Mountain Harley-Davidson in Tennessee in August, 2006.
Here are some other notable entries in the Guinness World Records by motorcycles.
The tallest rideable motorbike is 5m tall, 10m long and weighs about 4 tonnes. Made by Fabio Feggiani, it had to travel 100m to gain the record n 2013.
But it wasn’t the heaviest bike. That record belongs to the Harzer Bike Schmiede which weighs 4749kg and was built by Tilo and Wilfried Niebel of Zilly, Germany, out of military surplus parts.
The smallest rideable motorcycle was the “Small Toe” made by Tom Wiberg of Sweden in 2003. It has an 8cm wheelbase, 6.5cm seat height and weighs just 1kg. it has a top speed of almost 2km/h with its 0.3horsepower motor. Wiberg rode 10m in 2003 to clinch the record.
The world’s fastest wheelie on ice is held by Swedish racer Robert Gull with an overall speed of 183.8km/h over 100m.
Meanwhile, “StuntWars” creator Todd Colbert did a 100m wheelie at 130km/h on his stock 1992 GSX-R1100 in 1998 with nine people on board, smashing the previous record of eight people.
The longest wheelie belongs to Yasuyuki Kudo of Japan who rode a wheelie on his Honda TLM220R for 331km at the Japan Auto Research Institute proving ground in May of 1991.
The fastest wheelie is 307.86km/h by Patrick “Ghost Rider” Furstenhoff on a Honda Super Blackbird 1100cc turbo at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire, England, in 1999.
The longest ride in 24 hours was by Ol’ “Dusty Rusty” Vaughn who rode his Harley 3249.9km in August, 2011, on the Continental Tire Test Track in Uvalde, Texas, with an average speed of 135km/h.