This is a street-legal jet ski modified for landlubbers—a perfect machine, in other words, only lacking a windscreen to keep the driver from being the biggest drag on aerodynamics.
It’s the work of 23-year-old Trey Yarbrough, who was recently spotted driving it on Normandy Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida, and later reached out to a local news station after video of his ride went viral.
“It is a street legal ‘89 Honda Elite scooter and has an integrated tail light that works,” Yarbrough told News4Jax. “DOT also approved my headlight.”
Vehicles also needs an operational tail light to be legal in Florida, which the Elite has.
Yarbrough combined the Elite with the body of a 1988 Sea-Doo, according to the Miami Herald, which has a few more details:
A welder and fabricator by trade, Yarbrough told the Miami Herald that the contraption took him a “few weeks” to build and that it is fitted with a brake light and turn signals that make it “100 percent legal.”
“I built it just for the fun of it just to be different and get smiles,” Yarbrough said via Facebook message. “A lot of people don’t like motorcycle riders so I give them a reason to smile at it.”
“I’m just glad to be on the news for something positive if you [want to] call this positive,” he told the Herald.
Hell yeah. And congrats Trey!
Clarification, 4:48 p.m.: I tweaked the headline for accuracy’s sake.