Monster Motorbike For Motor Show

 Monster Motorbike For Motor Show
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
Published Jan 29, 2008 4:56 pm By Thami Masemola

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World would be a better place if there wasn't such kind of useless machines..
Jan 31, 2008 2:25 pm
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whoaa..... i thought this was fake when i saw the first picture... then i moved along. this is just ridiculous ahah
Jan 30, 2008 4:52 am
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So America needs to be held responsible for this, not the guy who built it? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
Jan 30, 2008 4:39 am
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not that way mate!! its more of that mentality that strikes in!! :D
Jan 31, 2008 10:01 am
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Lol, i'm with you on that one. This is insane though:D
Jan 31, 2008 10:20 am
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The American Automotive Perversion (the AAP) is starting to ruin the whole world! Poor Aussies! :D
Jan 29, 2008 11:58 pm
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lol!! lol!! so very true!! :D
Jan 31, 2008 10:00 am
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thats a realy COOOOOL!!! monster
Jan 29, 2008 10:22 pm
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