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New Guinness world record for fastest mobility scooter (video)

February 4, 2016

Ever went out for an afternoon stroll only to find yourself stuck behind an older person on one of those slow mobility scooters? Hogging the whole footpath, you either have to walk around them or wait for them to keel over.

worlds fastest mobility scooter

Well they’re not all sluggish footpath-blockers. This one built by Isle of Man mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine is so fast that it broke the mobility scooter land speed record.

According to Guinness World Records, the contraption must be loosely based on a commercially available mobility scooter. As such, it is mostly intact, but sports a 600cc engine from a Suzuki Bandit to achieve 173.13km/h, averaged over a quarter-mile (402m).

Other additions for the purpose of the record include wheelie bars and a bespoke fairing to keep the engine hidden.

At this rate, we wonder how long it is until we see a 300km/h mobility scooter? In any case, the world would be a better place if senior citizens had these. Check it out below.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.