Amphibious motorcycle hits the water

Gibbs Biski amphibious motorcycle

Aussie stunt king Robbie Maddison recently showed you can make a motorcycle ride on water when he surfed in Tahiti (watch the video below), but now everyone can do it with the Gibbs Biski (above).

New Zealand inventor Alan Gibbs of Gibbs Sports Amphibians has unveiled three amphibious recreational concepts at the American International Motorcycle expo in Florida.

They convert to jet skis by retracting the wheels and switching to jet propulsion in less than five seconds.

The two-wheel Biski amphibious motorcycle weighs 228kg and is powered by a 41kW, twin cylinder engine capable of 129km/h on land and 60km/h on water.

Gibbs Biski amphibious motorcycle
Gibbs Biski amphibious motorcycle

When you press the button to convert, the rear wheel retracts and jets on either side fire up. The front wheel stays locked in place, but lifts above the water at speed, anyway.

Gibbs Biski amphibious motorcycle
Biski on land

His other new amphibious craft are the Gibbs Triski which is a tilting three-wheeler driven by a 100kW twin-cylinder turbocharged engine with a top speed of 137km/h on land and 64km/h on the water and the Terraquad amphibious side-by-side ATV powered by a 104kW version of the BMW K1300 motorcycle engine.

Previous amphibious models from Gibbs Sports Amphibians have included a the 160km/h Aquada sportscar, Quadski ATV and Phibian “amphitruck”.

The new vehicles are yet to make it to production, so there are no prices yet.

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