Alan Gibbs is a Kiwi entrepreneur and the maker of various amphibious vehicles. He unveiled three new flamboyant motorbikes at the American International Motorcycle Expo held in Florida. He has come up with an even more elegant design with awesome features. These are the two-wheeled and three-wheeled motorcycles that you can ride straight into the water, without stepping onto the ground.
The motorbikes are great for road trips. A touch of a button transforms them into jet skis as they enter the water. The wheels retract, and the vehicle is switched to jet propulsion mode. The conversion of land mode to water mode only takes a few seconds, and you can get in and out of the water without losing the momentum of your ride. This does give off James Bond vibes, doesn’t it?
The Gibbs company does not make inexpensive and practical convertibles like the Sealegs vehicle. The company is well-known for the design of the amphibious vehicles that are engineered for excitement, high speed, and the “wow” factor.
The company has unveiled amphibious rides including two motorcycles for both land and water, and one ATV named Terraquad that can tackle all kinds of terrain. A three-wheeler called Triski comes with two powerful engines that generate more than 135 horsepower to be used on both land and water.
Then there is a two-wheeler Biski that looks like a maxi-scooter or a small jet-ski that goes up to 55-horsepower on land and about 40 mph on water. It is street-legal and has a twin cylinder that fires at a speed of 129 km/h on the road and 60 km/h on the water. Watch the video below to see Biski in action.
Biski weighs only 228 kg, just a little heavier than a 237 kg Yamaha TMAX scooter. It is also quite stable in water and allows the climber to get on and off the bike easily while it floats. The Biski is also expected to be cheaper than the other machines produced by the Gibbs company.
Whenever it goes into production along with the Triski, Biski would be considerably more convenient for jet-ski lovers to leave the land and head out to the lake. Get on the bike, take a road trip to the beach, and ride straight down the boat ramp into the water without putting your feet down.
Alan Gibbs has some other unusual recreational amphibious vehicles to his credit including:
Who wants a Biski? Don’t know about you but I definitely want it!