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Strange but true

Published: 05 August 2001

Updated: 19 November 2014

Here’s our latest round-up of motorcycle-related madness from an increasingly odd world.

FRANCE: Inspired by the Starboyz and their fur-covered FireBlades, this French biker seems to have taken the idea a bit too far. He’s still a bit down in the horsepower stakes, though.

AMERICA: Benjamin Sharpe was so concerned about his friend Robert Wheeler’s intention to drink-ride his Harley home that he stabbed him in the back. Sharpe claimed he did it to prevent him committing the offence! Wheeler is recovering in a Georgia Hospital, Sharpe faces a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill.

CROATIA: Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic is riding around on a scooter after his mate wrote off his £100,000 Porsche. Jozo Dumanic borrowed the 911 Carrera when he was at a party held by Goran to celebrate his victory, but lost control and smashed into another car in their home town of Split.

JAPAN: Two teenagers have been arrested for breaking into a police station. The youngsters broke into Abiko station to try to retrieve their friends’ motorbikes, which had been confiscated earlier by police.

If you have something worthy of inclusion in our next Strange But True round-up, e-mail jon.urry@emap.com

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