Jim Garlitz loves motorcycles.
He loves them so much, in fact, that he built one that can ride on water.
By combining a 1985 Yamaha Virago motorcycle frame with a 1990 9.9-horsepower Nissan outboard motor and his own homebuilt hydrofoils made out of “readily available materials”, his ‘Water Chopper’ can cruise around at 37 mph, riding on top of the water with a noiseless, smooth ride.
He says it’s great for fly fishing, and that “it’s stable. It doesn’t tilt, tip or anything”.
Grand total for this engineered toy?
Two months of work and $1,000.
Kinda makes you wish you had one of these instead of those last 200 Big Macs now, doesn’t it?
[Via: Book Of Joe]