London, March 24 (ANI): Colin Furze drew inspiration from James Bond to design and install a rear facing flamethrower on his sports scooter – because he was sick and tired of drivers cutting him up.
The 30-year-old Furze from Stamford, Lincolnshire, took a month and three attempts to convert his 60mph sccoter into a complete road-rage revenge vehicle.
The flame-thrower, that springs into action by pressing a buitton on the handlebar, can produce a 15 foot jet of fire.
“It”s a lot of fun and when I fire the flames out the back it makes me feel just like James Bond,” the Telegraph quoted Furze, as saying.
He went on: “The flames are pretty big and up to 15 feet long so you could definitely set fire to someone”s car if you wanted to.
“The only problem is it can get rather hot if you are riding the moped and blast the flames when the wind is in the wrong direction.”
Furze, a plumber, first fixed the fiery gadget to a BMX bike and when it worked well he decided to try it on his scooter.
And now he has even attached a lever to it which allows him to change the angle of the flames.
Furze said: “It was quite tricky to make and the first version wouldn”t fire the flames when the moped was moving.
“My second attempt kept setting fire to itself, but my third version works really well and I”m very pleased with it.”
However, Furze will not be legally allowed to use the flame-thrower on the road.
He said: “I”ve been told that if I fire the flames while riding on the road it”s equivalent to using a fire arm and I could be in a lot of trouble.
“Unfortunately I won”t be able to ride it into the centre of town but it”s a lot of fun and I”ll use it off road.” (ANI)