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BigToe, the Biggest Motorcycle Ever
January 9, 2004 4:16 PM   Subscribe

BigToe, the Biggest Motorcycle Ever
Built by a Swedish engineer, this monster bike has six foot tractor tires (though he probably calls them tyres, eh?) and a 5.3 liter V12 Jaguar engine powering it!
posted by fenriq (20 comments total)

 
Obviously, one person can't balance or turn that bike. So he can lift the training wheels "at the press of a button", but as the photos show, he dare not. That is totally challenged.
posted by nicwolff at 4:28 PM on January 9, 2004


He needs a designer to add some coolness to it. First thing, the training wheels have to go. Some kind of discreet telescoping and retracting contraption might do the job without the cringe factor of training wheels.
posted by planetkyoto at 4:28 PM on January 9, 2004


Ummm... I think you got farked. That middle shot (with the truck in the background) definitely looks like Photoshop 101 to me...
posted by 327.ca at 4:45 PM on January 9, 2004


Ummm... I think you got farked.

OK. I take it back.
posted by 327.ca at 4:50 PM on January 9, 2004


Yeah, that pic does look bogus to me as well but its real.

The training wheels are actually from a light airplane and retract once the beast is underway.

Just another example of a man, his dream and a whole lot of crack.
posted by fenriq at 4:53 PM on January 9, 2004


no, the middle pic isn't real. although i don't doubt that this mammoth motorcycle exists, i do wonder why they photoshopped that one image and they discredit themselves by doing so.
posted by poopy at 5:04 PM on January 9, 2004


why would he call them tyres when they're obviously traktordäck? ;)
posted by dabitch at 5:09 PM on January 9, 2004


Oops, I did mean to say that the bike is real even if the pic is bogus. But yeah, I don't know why they'd cheese themselves like that.
posted by fenriq at 5:11 PM on January 9, 2004


It's ironic that something that should be so cool makes him look like a total dork.
posted by 2sheets at 5:11 PM on January 9, 2004


That looks like my motorcycle, minus the training wheels.
posted by hama7 at 5:21 PM on January 9, 2004


from the same site, wooden harleys.
posted by quonsar at 5:25 PM on January 9, 2004



Big Foot.

Big Toe.

Geddit!?


Erm. I reckon ALL the photos look fake.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 6:55 PM on January 9, 2004


I know this guy is Swedish, but somehow this is America's fault.
posted by dgaicun at 7:22 PM on January 9, 2004


Why on earth the photos are 'shopped, I can't fathom.

Anyway, the supercycle is clearly a trend, viz. the Dodge Tomahawk -- as yet only a concept vehicle, built around the V10 Viper engine (!), although if you have a cool half million, you can grab one of a handful of replicas, non-street-legal. (They look like nothing so much as lightcycles to me ...)
posted by dhartung at 7:29 PM on January 9, 2004


1972 Peterbilt turned in to a motorcycle

More here.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:53 PM on January 9, 2004


Here's the original photo that was enhanced with Adobe® Photoshop® software.
posted by rmannion at 10:19 PM on January 9, 2004


"Instead of making many small things, he wanted to build one big bike and he has done just that."

Yes, indeed, he has.

I've been grooming a 16 foot tall chicken in my backyard.....

"Biggest in the world", my ass - Damn thing's expensive to feed !
posted by troutfishing at 11:24 PM on January 9, 2004


that was enhanced with Adobe® Photoshop® software.

I'd comment on that but right now I must blow my nose in some KMart klenex and go out for some exercise on my K2 rollerblades.
posted by HTuttle at 1:12 AM on January 10, 2004


I guess he's compensating for something...
posted by darkcompanion at 2:08 AM on January 10, 2004


BigToe's homepage.

Don't forget that Tom Wiberg also holds the world record for smallest motorcycle.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:59 PM on January 10, 2004


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