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World's Largest Motorcycle

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(9/26/2005)

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Greg Dunham has built a big motorcycle. It is so big that when people see it for the first time, they sometimes think that they have shrunk!

Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records say that Dunham’s motorcycle is the biggest one in the world. It took Dunham three years to build it. It is 15 feet tall and 25 feet long. It weighs about 6,500 pounds. He steers the motorcycle from a special cage below the handlebars.

Greg Dunham built the monster motorcycle because his friends said it was impossible. He wanted to prove that he could do it. It was a giant project, but he accomplished it.

He enjoys the way people react when they see his motorcycle. “Fifteen guys came to see it. One of the guys said, ‘Build me one!” Greg reports. “People love it!” he says.

Dunham would like to take the motorcycle on a tour of the country so that more people can see it. However, he would need a corporate sponsor to help pay for the tour.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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