A 9th standard student, Arshad TH, has developed a light motorcycle by using scrap materials from his father's automobile workshop in Kochi.
The son of TJ Hashim and Haseena, Arshad, hails from Palluruthy at Kochi and is a student of SDPY school at Palluruthy.
The boy made the innovative motorcycle in one and a half months by putting together the scrap parts.
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The bike has a petrol tank attached to the seat and handles, with the capacity to hold one litre of fuel. Arshad claimed that the bike can travel up to 50 kilometres on a full tank. Manufactured with scrap tyres, disc brakes, LED lights and handles of other bikes and carrier and the seat of bicycles, the inventor spent nearly ₹10,000 to develop a light motorcycle.
''I first wanted to create a bike when I saw an iron pipe and engine of a motorbike in my father's workshop during the lockdown. At first, my father scolded me but halfway through the process he helped me and it got completed in one and a half month. It was made using the parts of many bikes. I wish to manufacture a trolley next," Arshad, told ANI here.
Meanwhile, Arshad's father said he was proud of his son's creation and added that he would support him in his future ventures.
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''When he was at home during the lockdown, he asked me if he could make a bike which looks like a bicycle. My friend gave him a welding machine. I did not think it would look so good. He is also looking into getting registration. He says he wants to make a trolley next. I will support him as much as possible," Hashim said.
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