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This Mobility Scooter Broke Records At 107.6 MPH

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Old age is often associated with being slow, but that doesn't necessarily have to be the case. Especially for those who have this modified mobility scooter.

Mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine have spent six months upgrading a mobility scooter that had a top speed of 10 miles per hour into a speed machine capable of flying through the halls of a retirement home at a massive 107.6 mph.

Both men come from the Isle of Man, a place renowned for speed. To build their speedy scooter, they essentially merged it with the best parts of a go-kart including the powerful Suzuki engine. As a result of their work, the pair was able to break the Guinness World Records for the fastest mobility scooter.

The previous world record sat at 82.67 mph, which was set in 2012 by Klaus Nissen Petersen.

According to the Guinness World Record guidelines, the scooter has to be based on a commercially available scooter. The motor can be replaced; however, from the outside the vehicle has to look like a standard mobility scooter. This particular scooter was based on the Days Strider scooter, yet it had a Suzuki 600cc Bandit engine and tires that are able to handle such fast speeds.

Check out the scooter in the video shown.

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