World’s Fastest Mobility Scooter Sets World Record By Going 107 MPH

Posted: Feb 11 2016, 3:32pm CST | by , in Technology News


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World’s Fastest Mobility Scooter Sets World Record by Going 107 MPH
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"Fast and the Furious 30: Retirement Home" might be coming to a theater near you with this new super fast scooter.

Imagine a movie where Vin Diesel and The Rock are too old to race through the streets of Tokyo, so they decide to take their high-paced lifestyle to the retirement home. They’re going 100 miles per hour on mobility scooters and drifting around the aisles of grocery stores at 7 a.m.

This movie idea isn’t plausible? Mobility scooters can’t go 100 miles per hour! Think again.

Record-Breaking Speed

A new mobility scooter just set a Guinness world record by going 107.6 MPH. Yes, you read that correctly, and no, 107.6 isn’t the radio station that was playing on the scooter. It was the scooter’s top speed.

David Anderson and Matthew Hine from the UK built the scooter in six months. They constructed a go-kart style frame and replaced the engine with a 600cc Suzuki Bandit motorcycle engine. The new and improved scooter beat the previous record of 82.67 MPH, which had been set in 2012.

How Can I Get This Scooter?

The idea of a scooter that goes 107.6 MPH is likely attractive to those that want to get out of the grocery store quickly. Unfortunately, you can’t legally use this scooter because it has no front brakes. Plus, there's no word on how much this would cost.

What’s Next for Mobility Scooters?

With a record speed of 107.6 miles per hour, it’s difficult to see how someone can make a mobility scooter go any faster. We’re counting on you, Vin Diesel.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/56" rel="author">Scott Huntington</a>
Scott Huntington is a writer and journalist from Harrisburg PA who covered movies, tech, cars, and more. Check out his blog Off The Throttle or follow him on Twitter @SMHuntington.




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