Everybody wants the world’s longest something so it isn’t surprising that there is a sub-culture of inventive individuals wanting to build the world’s longest motorcycle. These creations have been based on cruisers, scooters and dualsports bikes among others but the aspect they have in common is a metal lattice truss as it is the only way to build a very long structure that is light and yet will not sag in the middle. There are a few drawbacks to a 60+ foot wheelbase – a turning circle measured in hundreds of metres, a long distance between you and your passenger ( that may only be a drawback to some) and the need for a very long garage. But should you live next to an abandoned airfield or perhaps in the prairies where the need to drag a knee – or gently ease the bars to the left – is not a constant requirement, the longest bike may be a project you can get behind.
The folks at Guiness have just awarded a new record for the world’s longest motorcycle for a machine that comes in at a little over 86 feet and the creator seems happy dealing those challenges. See the video here. Not to be outdone the pedal-powered guys have the same theory for an even longer bicycle here that makes use of a motorcycle front end as the front fork and skinny tire from your old Norco will likely not support a 117 foot frame. Is that a 800 series rear tire on the world’s longest bicycle? That’s what we call fat rubber!