A team of engineers in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, have created a prototype for a motorbike that will be sure to attract fans of classic James Bond films, as it can transform into a jet ski, and it can do it in only five seconds.
The scooter, called the Biski comes with a chassis that floats, two wheels that retract when you drive it into the water, and lights that work for traveling on both roads and water, . The vehicle, which weighs 500 pounds, can reach speeds of up to 37 miles per hour thanks to its two water jets.
, the organization behind the Biski, posted a video of the vehicle being driven on a winding country road before it enters a river and shoots off at high speed within seconds.
Gibbs says the motorbike can reach up to 87 mph on the road and is very stable on the water, .
"The Biski is truly unique as a single seat (or single pillion), twin jet, HAS Motorcycle, it is a world's first in many ways," the company said on its website. "It represents true freedom for the individual - serious fun."
Gibbs has been working on a series of amphibian vehicles that currently includes a car, a quadbike and a truck, with the Biski being the latest addition, the Daily Mail noted. These vehicles are each powered by a single engine that allows them to work on water and on land, and their wheels can be lifted off the water thanks to a patented suspension system.
"Without the drag of the wheels the amphibians can reach higher water speeds as a planing vessel," the company said. "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."
Gibbs is currently looking for a manufacturer to sell its intellectual property rights to so it can start building its amphibian vehicles and sell them to people looking to ride on the water like 007.