Have you ever imagined a motorcycle on steroids? I mean, thirty feet (9 metres) long, ten feet (3 metres) high and weighing as much as a school bus kind of a motorcycle beast?
Yes, that’s the beast from the photo above. It’s a 13 ton/ 28 660 pound two-wheeler designed and built in Perth, Australia, by the stunt driver Ray Baumann which has spent the last 3 years developing what appears to be a world first.
The "Monster Motorbike from Hell" is powered by a Detroit Diesel truck engine, mated to a 6-speed Allison automatic and it’s so big that a full grown man doesn’t even stand up to one of the Monster Motorbike’s wheels. The frame appears to be an upside-down ladder design, with wheels and tires from Caterpillar.
The Australian monster will be on show at the Melbourne Motor Show which runs from 29 February.
"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."