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Gibbs Quadski [w/video]

The Ultimate Crossover Having grown up in Michigan, I spent the entirety of my early adult life riding whatever powersport machine I could get my hands on, be it snowmobile, dirt bike, four-wheeler or personal watercraft. Pretty much, if it has an engine, I've ridden it. On Memorial Day weekends ­– the unofficial start of summer – I would usually split my time between tearing up two-tracks on dirt bikes and jumping waves on a jet ski. Now, Michigan-based Gibbs Sports has come up with an innovative amphibious vehicle that my 18-year-old self is glad never existed. It's... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.3L I4
Power:
140 HP / 87 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Spd Manual
Base Price:
"around $40,000"
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