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I Have A Massive Crush On You
I Have A Massive Crush On You / Melbourne International Motor Show

Australian Monster Bike Can Crush a Small mini-Bus

The Australian monster will be on show at the Melbourne Motor Show which runs from 29 February. What’s the Australian monster, you might ask? Is it a mutant kangaroo? No. Is it perhaps a pet Tazmanian devil? Wrong again. It’s a 13 ton/ 28 660 pound two-wheeler devised by Ray Baumann, a man who used to make a living out of trying to stop his own living. He was a stunt driver who has also driven trains, among other lifestyle activities.

Powered by a Detroit Diesel truck engine, mated to a 6-speed Allison automatic, this thing stands almost 9 metres/ 29.5ft long and more than 3 metres/ 9.8ft high. In fact, as seen in these pics, a full grown man doesn’t even stand up to one of the Monster Motorbike’s wheels. Caterpillar provided these wheels straight from their front-end loader, a beast on its own, used to terrorizing the earth in all manner of sorts.

"We did stunt driving for quite a few years, broke a few records and broke my back a few times, so this is a way of taking a bit more care," says Baumann.
"Now we crush things, which is definitely less risky than jumping them - we still do jump things, but not at the Melbourne Motor Show."
The thrill it appears, comes from rolling over smaller objects like school buses or trucks like a Ford’s F 150 for instance.

Source: Australian Motor Show
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Published Jan 29th, 2008 11:56pm By Thami Masemola

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unknownuser unknownuser
World would be a better place if there wasn't such kind of useless machines..
Jan 31st, 2008 9:25pm
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carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
whoaa..... i thought this was fake when i saw the first picture... then i moved along. this is just ridiculous ahah
Jan 30th, 2008 11:52am
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puddingpuppet puddingpuppet
So America needs to be held responsible for this, not the guy who built it? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
Jan 30th, 2008 11:39am
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wolff wolff
not that way mate!! its more of that mentality that strikes in!! :D
Jan 31st, 2008 5:01pm
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Straiyan Straiyan
Lol, i'm with you on that one. This is insane though:D
Jan 31st, 2008 5:20pm
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mickey_f1 mickey_f1
The American Automotive Perversion (the AAP) is starting to ruin the whole world! Poor Aussies! :D
Jan 30th, 2008 6:58am
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wolff wolff
lol!! lol!! so very true!! :D
Jan 31st, 2008 5:00pm
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Blaconque Blaconque
thats a realy COOOOOL!!! monster
Jan 30th, 2008 5:22am
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