A rather unique, custom-made motorcycle has recently been spotted in Angeles City town proper. Or is it a jeep?
Netizen, Gerald Bayan, posted on his social media page what appears to be a fusion between an owner-type jeep (OTJ) and a Rusi De Atras 150cc motorcycle. The post has since garnered more than 4,000 likes and 18,000 shares.
“Bumili lang ako ng diaper tapos ito pa nakita ko sa labas (I just went out to buy diapers and this is what I saw),” said Bayan on his post.
The motorcycle, or jeep, or whatever it is, has the front body of a typical OTJ: front seats for the driver and passenger, a steering wheel, front axle, two front tires, and even a windshield and wipers.
It is then mounted to the Rusi’s frame, where the triple clamp used to be located. What look like a couple of angle bars and square tubes secure the two units together. All the other parts of the Rusi De Atras were left intact. The owner seemed to have added a blower fan to the Rusi’s air-cooled engine to keep it cool even in slow-moving traffic.
The Rusi De Atras is probably the only motorcycle available now that has a reverse gear, making it a popular choice for business owners who require an affordable machine for their heavy materials delivery requirements.