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[Video] Dirtbiker Glides On Water, Surfs Waves With Custom Bike

When roads across Vietnam transform into rivers during the rainy season, water floods the engines of motorbikes, rendering them useless in the face of the murky currents. At some point, each of these drivers must have wished that their bikes could simply float atop the water’s surface, saving them a long walk to higher ground and a trip to the mechanic.

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Well, one could consider dirtbiker Robbie Maddison a genie for his ability to do just that with his modified dirtbike.

Gizmodo writes:

“Maddison’s bike uses small skis to provide enough floatation while moving, and the tread on the rear wheel is enough to drive the bike forward (the same thing that lets snowmobilers drive across water, if they’re going fast enough).”

This video follows Maddison as he conquers forests, rivers and oceans on his tricked-out bike.

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