The fastest human-powered vehicle is... a tricycle? Technically, yes. Meet the sleek, futuristic VeloX 3 made in the Netherlands. The third model of the Dutch Human Power Team's record-breaking, high-tech bicycle, the VeloX 3, reached a speed of 133.78 km/h (83.13 mi/h) in 2013. After three years of testing the vehicle and tweaking its components, the Dutch Human Power Team broke the world record for the fastest pedal-powered vehicle. This unique bike is incredibly aerodynamic, designed to face the least amount of wind resistance as possible. The vehicle itself is completely man-powered; the vehicle generates speed by only the weight of the rider. This invention is meant to expedite travel in a way that would eventually reduce worldwide C02 emissions.
This Is The Fastest Bike In The World
Key Facts In This Video
Every year, humans produce more than 34 billion tons of C02, of which, motorized traffic responsible for 14%. 00:35
The high-speed recumbent bike Velotilt is still far from the mass market. 05:19
Written by Curiosity Staff November 20, 2015
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