Video: Officially the world's fastest monowheel motorcycle

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a monowheel.

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Forget Land Speed record attempts at Bonneville Salt Flats - damn you weather conditions - there's a new vehicle on the scene which has earned a coveted space in the 2017 Guinness World Records book.

It's the fastest monowheel motorcycle.

The UK Monowheel Team and Yorkshireman Kevin Scott set the new record of 61.18mph, beating Kerry McLean who set the previous fastest record of 57mph at Irwindale Speedway, California, in 2001.

OK, OK, we know the speed isn't that impressive, especially stood next to a Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner. However on a monowheel it is pretty cool.  

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Guinness sent along cameras to Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire to capture the title which was achieved with the monowheel running solely on power produced by its engine, as the speed was timed over a distance no less than a quarter mile (402 metres).

Speaking on the struggles and excitements of riding the monowheel, Kevin said: “It’s probably closer to flying than driving anything, you have nothing to steer with.

"You pull away and the front rises up. It’s like a motorbike doing a wheelie.”

Congratulations to the guys for setting the new world record, but let's also pay hommage to the inventor Kerry: 

This record and thousands of others appear in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition which is out now priced at £20.

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