Biski amphibious motorcycle unveiled


A motorcycle riding on water.

A motorcycle that can go on land and water. Hmm, jack of all trades, master of none? Still, it’ll be very interesting to see where the Biski will go from here. — photo courtesy Gibbs Technologies

And now for something really different . . . a motorcycle that floats.

Well, it does more than float. The Biski is powered by a 55-horsepower, two-cylinder motorcycle engine that is connected to a water jet so it looks and rides much like a personal watercraft. It can reach speeds of 60 kilometres per hour on water and 128 kilometres per hour on land.

The Biski is the newest concept vehicle from Gibbs Technologies—the same Michigan-based company that designed the Quadski (see our article about this)—and it was officially unveiled at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida, on October 15, 2015.

At the same time, Gibbs also unveiled the Triski. As the name implies, the Triski is a reverse three-wheeled motorcycle (much like the Polaris Slingshot) that can go on land or on water. How does it work?

“A twin jet system is located on either side of the single rear wheel, which retracts into the body, using a new type of Gibbs suspension technology specifically designed for single-wheel applications,” wrote Gibbs in the video description on YouTube.

To see both the Biski and the Triski in action, check out these videos: 





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