A man in New Delhi has made a splash after he launched a new craze in the city by creating a custom scooter, dubbed the ‘Devil’, on his own.
A video posted on social media shows the motorcycle-style machine, which can ride for as little as three minutes, going up a hill in the heart of New Delhi.
The video has received over 7,000 likes and is the first official launch of the new product.
The man, identified only as ‘Djiv’, said that the bike is designed to be a “mechanical representation of the demon”, which he described as a “demon of the underworld”.
He added that the devil was created as a symbol of rebellion against the government of the day, and has the same name as a demon in Hinduism.
The Devil is also often associated with witchcraft, and is often depicted as a winged serpent.
The bike is not only for the streets of New India, but can also be found in several European cities.
The company that built the bike, Pramac, also manufactures a bike called the ‘Pramac-2’, which is similar to the Devil but with a shorter range.
The new bike is priced at $6,900 ($5,600 in India), but it will be available to order in India from December.
It has been manufactured using a custom engine that can run up to a top speed of up to 50 km/h.
The design was inspired by a model built by Italian artist Carlo Tambelli, who designed the iconic Scuderia Ferrari, which has a range of 250km and can accelerate from 0 to 60km/h in under seven seconds.