The Gixxer 1000 Snowbike Is Absolutely Brutal And We Need One!
Okay, so here’s the deal. I don’t like snow. I don’t ride motorcycles. If I could get ...
Okay, so here’s the deal. I don’t like snow. I don’t ride motorcycles. If I could get my hands on one of these things, though, I would absolutely change both of those. This thing is way cool!
I don’t know all of the details because there really are none in the video, but just looking at this contraption, it looks like an actual GSXR1000 that has been converted to a lighter, more agile type of snowmobile called a snowbike. If that is a “thing”, please forgive my admitted ignorance on the subject. I’m from Alabama, we get snow once every 2 or 3 years and nobody here has any vehicles designed to play exclusively in the snow.
However, wherever this video was taken is obviously a location that is familiar with the powdery white stuff, as you can see it spreads out as far as the eye can see. If you live somewhere the measures snowfall in feet instead of how many years since the last snowfall, a ride like this would basically be a necessity, really. If you think about it, even the biggest, off-roadiest pickup is going to have problems dealing with this much snow, so you will need an alternative form of transportation.
I can think of no better way to get around the frozen white north than by jumping on a snowbike-converted Gixxer. Notably does it have that same snappy throttle response Suzuki is known for, and the lightweight frame should work in concert to make this thing a hell of a lot of fun in the snow.
Tell us what you think, would you ride this wicked machine? It doesn’t look like too much in the way of work to make your own, does anybody here in the states have one of these? If so, we want to see more video! Don’t go and do anything crazy and get yourself hurt, we just want to see it in action!