05-31-2006, 10:36 AM #1
50 mph Quadski converts from PWC to ATV in five seconds
This is rather cool.
May 31, 2006 Alan Gibb’s Aquada and Humdinga high speed amphibious vehicles have been making the headlines for the last few years, partly because they work, partly because they have compelling feature sets and partly because the Aquada has set a few records, most notably in the hands of Sir Richard Branson. Now there’s a new affordable Gibbs amphibian on the way that instantly becomes one of the most desirable recreational vehicles on the planet – it’s both a quadbike and a jet ski and converts from one guise to the other at the touch of a button in under five seconds, using the 140 bhp motor to reach 50 mph (72km/h) on both land and water. The design offers a new class of recreational vehicle, along with a range of capabilities that make it ideal for life saving clubs, search and rescue, military, emergency services and aid workers who will be able to reach areas and people no two or four wheel drive vehicle could reach. Gibbs Technologies intends to license the design and technology for the Quadski and is seeking expressions of interest.
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05-31-2006, 11:24 AM #2
I WANT ONE NOW GIVE ME PRICE???????? :P
05-31-2006, 12:26 PM #3
VERY COOL. Of course I bet that thing handles like chit in the water but still very cool. Now just wait to see what the people that want to ban PWC's do when they get their hands on that thing.
I want one!!
05-31-2006, 12:35 PM #4
the story says they will be marketed to rescue personnel. still looking for a company to license the technology too. you'll probably never see one of those, anywhere.
05-31-2006, 07:12 PM #5
I downloaded the promo video from the designers site. It looks pretty nice but as expected, it is a compromise of design. On the water it has a pretty flat hull so would be a rough ride. On land, it didn't look like it had alot of wheel travel and was pretty big. Overall though a cool concept. It would be great for lifeguards.
05-31-2006, 07:45 PM #6
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