Looks like James Bond has some stiff competition when it comes to the ultra cool gadgets department as engineers from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, have created quite the amphibious scooter. The Biski motorbike is equipped with retractable wheels and two water jets capable of propelling the vehicle to up to 37 miles per hour.
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The idea comes from Kiwi creator Alan Gibbs of Gibbs Sports Amphibians, a company steered toward creating one-of-a-kind recreational vehicles. Among some of his creations were the 100 mph Aquada sportscar and the Quadski ATV, to name a few.
The Biski is a single-seat motorcycle, which gives a rider more freedom in navigation, it also poses less safety requirements to that of an actual car. “It represents true freedom for the individual—serious fun,” the company’s official Web site reads.
At the push of a button, the bike transforms from motorcycle to jet ski in an impressive five seconds. The rider can also control the vehicle easily in both land at water, shooting up to 87 miles per hour on the road.
The bike weighs 228 kg, has an overall length of 2,350 mm and a width of 950 mm, and has a 150 mm ground clearance. The vehicle uses single-engine technology that allows it to go from water to land and vice versa easily.
Gibbs Sports Amphibians added, “Without the drag of the wheels, the amphibians can reach higher water speeds as a planing vessel. The retraction process takes just five seconds at the touch of a single switch, allowing a seamless and simplistic transition between land and water modes.”
Although we’re not sure if the Biski is ready to replace your regular jet ski any time soon, it does seem like a pretty cool concept. The company is looking into potential markets so it can be made available to the public.