Guy In Kelantan Builds A Superbike For Floods With Just RM500 And Spare Parts
He built it in his backyard.
A man in Kelantan has successfully built a special motorcycle that can wade through floodwater!
The special motorcycle was built by Amin Mohamed
Amin, who is an aluminium and mirror supplier in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, built the entire motorcycle in his backyard.
The 31-year-old says he spent only RM500 on building the motorcycle and used waste materials and pre-used parts to cut costs.
Amin has been planning about the motorcycle since the beginning of the year.
"I first sketched a design of the motorcycle back in January and started working on it little by little in my spare time.
"I have only used waste materials to avoid high costs as this creation is not for profit, it's just for self-satisfaction," he was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian.
The motorcycle uses a Honda C70 engine, has a single front-end motorcycle tire and two car tires on the back
It uses what appears to be a seat used on rides in an amusement park with a safety belt attached to it. The build and height of the unique motorcycle enable it to easily wade through a metre-deep floodwater, making it an effective vehicle for flood-prone areas.
Photos and videos of a 'test drive' Amin did in a flooded location in Selising have gone viral, with numerous people contacting him on Facebook for more details about it
Despite the successful test, though, Amin says his motorcycle is not quite perfect as it still needs to be improved to wade through deeper water
"The motorcycle is not ready yet, I'm looking forward to testing it again when some of the Selising areas are hit by floods again.
"I plan to make this motorcycle to not only be able to wade through deep water but also for any sort of rugged action and suitable for all types of road," Amin said, adding that he might also install some accessories in future to make it look good.
We’re looking at the bike and thinking why no one thought of this sooner! Great job, Amin!