'Behemoth' superbike with Steven Roberts

'Behemoth' superbike with Steven Roberts

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Caption: Steven Roberts with his creation, the 'Behemoth' superbike. 'Behemoth' (Big Electronic Human- Energised Machine...Only Too Heavy) consists of a customised bicycle and trailer. From his reclining position, Roberts may access any one of four on- board computers or may communicate with other people through his cellular 'phone, ham radio or a satellite network. The bicycle has 105 gears, weighs 354 kg (with Roberts) and cruises at 16 km/h. Power for the computers comes from a solar panel on the top of the trailer. Navigation is performed with the aid of a Global Positioning System receiver and computer-stored maps. Value - about $1.2 million.

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