Tanks for the engine!

Russian tank engine powers custom built bike

Mad bastards...

IT'S NOT everyday a bike-builder gets his hands on a tank engine to play with but that's what happened to German motorcycle nut Tilo Niebel at the Harzer Bike Company.

The bike Niebel's built uses a motor from a Soviet T-55 tank, The machine's 19-ft long and 9 feet wide. The builders says the biggest problem has been finding tyres and wheels to fit the mammoth 4500kg project.