I agree this was a dumb dumb dumb meaningless record.It's kind of silly to critique the bike. It's kind of obvious that it isn't really a functional bike. It was just a stunt to set up a dumb world record. They obviously just had too much money and time on their hands.
And did you see how flat the tires are with all those people on it? I wonder what the load rating is on scooter tires?I you look carefully at the picture where people are sitting on it, you'll see that they propped up the bottom with cinder blocks in two places. The block under the 10th person from the front is very noticeable.