Published on March 13th, 2015 | by admin0
The Most Astonishing Quad Biking World Records
For most people, quad bikes represent a fun outdoor activity for all the family; for others, they’re simply a quick and easy way to traverse tough terrain. However, professional quad bikers look at their machines and decide to create history. Like any sport, quad biking boasts an impressive list of records made by dedicated thrill-seekers.
Here’s our list of their most impressive world records.
Quad bikes are usually valued for their versatility and durability rather than their speed, but Terry Wilmeth managed to push his up to an incredible 124.18 mph. Sitting aboard an ATV Raptor– heavily augmented with a hybrid rocket assist system – Wilmith managed to set the ATV speed record on June 15 2008, at Oregon’s Madras Airport.
Not many vehicles can perform a side wheelie, and it takes an excellent and experienced driver to pull one off. Daniel Adams is one such driver – on October 30 2012, he managed to travel over 16.89 miles before having to revert to four wheels. Not happy with just one record, Adams subsequently took Jaxon Luttrell – his 13 year old nephew – along for the ride. They now hold the record for the longest tandem side wheelie – a respectable 3.8 miles.
Taking your quad bike over a small ramp is always a thrill, but professionals like Jon Guetter take that thrill and push it further. At the Crusty Demons Night of World Records in Melbourne, Australia, the 25 year old managed to set the record for the longest ATV ramp jump by covering 53.92 m (just over 176 ft) – more than 27 feet further than the previous record holder managed – using a modified Can-AmTM DS 450 XTM.
Longest Tandem Jump
Travis Pastrana and Erik Roner decided that just a single-person jump wasn’t enough, and managed to set a new record for the longest tandem ATV jump at the Rocky Mountain Raceway in Salt Lake City. With Pastrana driving a Suzuki Quadsport Z400, the pair managed to clear 15.99 m (just over 52 ft) on November 17 2008.