Gibbs adds to the fun with am­phibi­ous mo­tor­cy­cle

The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING - — WR.

AM­PHIB­IAN creator Alan Gibbs has used the Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor­cy­cle expo in Florida to launch three new out­ra­geous recre­ational ve­hi­cles.

Not sat­is­fied with mak­ing ridicu­lously fun-look­ing am­phibi­ous quad bikes, cars and trucks, Gibbs has now built two and three-wheeled mo­tor­cy­cles that you can ride straight into wa­ter.

Of the three, the Biski looks the most fun and most af­ford­able. A cross be­tween a Jet Ski and trike, the Biski is a street-le­gal yet am­phibi­ous mo­tor­cy­cle with a 55-horse­power, twin cylin­der en­gine that can do 60 km/h on the wa­ter and 129 km/h on land.

Upon float­ing, a press of a but­ton pulls the Biski’s rear wheel out of the way of the wa­ter jet in less than five sec­onds, while the aqua­plan­ing of the now Jet Ski lifts the front wheel out of the wa­ter.

The Biski’s weight of only 228 kg pays silent tes­ti­mony to Gibbs’s en­gi­neer­ing skills, and a video shows what looks to be a very steady ride in the wa­ter.

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The bike that you can ride straight into and on wa­ter.

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