The word ‘amphibious’ is probably most common in biology and the military.
An amphibious animal can thrive effectively on land and under water. Similarly, an amphibious ship is designed to fight both on land and in the high seas.
But over the last couple of years, the concept of amphibious machinery has penetrated other industries as well. Most notably, the transport sector.
Today, we have a few tech companies that focus on designing vehicles which are as viable on land as they are under water. One such vehicle is the Biski by Gibbs Sports Amphibians.
Biski is a two-wheeled scooter that functions as a motorcycle on land and as a jetski on water. The word ‘Biski’ actually comes from the words BIcycle and jetSKI.
Biski is designed by Gibbs Sports Amphibians, the same company renowned for making other ingenious sports machines like the Triski and the Quadski.
1. An Effective Amphibious Vehicle
Riding a motorcycle and jetskiing are always fun activities to look forward to. But until recently, enthusiasts of both sports had to invest in a separate motorbike and jetski.
Well, not anymore. With the Biski amphibious vehicle, you can now experience the best of both worlds without manually changing from a motorcycle to a jetski.
Biski is an excellent choice for people who live around large water bodies and are looking for a great pastime that merges terrestrial beauty with the enchanting magic of the sea. It’s also a perfect recommendation for people who live in flood-prone areas.
2. Seamless Land – Water Transition
I can almost guess what you’re thinking regarding Biski’s transition from a terrestrial to an amphibious vehicle. That once you get to the shore, you have to alight from the vehicle, park it, and make some heavy mechanical adjustments to make it viable on water.
But that’s not the case. Instead, the manufacturer intended for the vehicle to offer seamless transition from land to sea.
You only have to push a button and Biski will change from a bike to a boat in less than five seconds.
3. Small But Powerful
Another thing to love about the Biski motorcycle/jetski is its small size/weight, relative to other amphibious vehicles like the Triski and Quadski. The vehicle weighs 228 kilograms or 502.654 pounds (lbs). For comparison’s sake, the Gibbs Quadski weighs 605 kg (1,333.8 lbs).
Even better, it’s important to note that the manufacturer didn’t sacrifice power at the altar of lightweight.
The recreational vehicle is powered by a twin-cylinder engine that generates 55 horsepower, which is enough to achieve a top land speed of 128km/hr (79.536 mps) and sea speed of 60km/hr (37.282 mph).
Whether you live in flood-prone areas or are just looking for a cool amphibious vehicle, you might want to look in the direction of the Biski bike/boat by Gibbs. This innovative motorcycle cum jetski allows you to change from land to sea in seconds. It’s also small enough and doesn’t feature the complex folding front suspension you’ll find in other amphibians, which makes it remarkably easy to maneuver and store. Plus, Biski can hit impressive speeds on land and water.