When he isn’t building wacko conceptualizations of electric pickup trucks or selling flamethrowers to the public, Elon Musk is a busy man on Twitter. And Musk, the founder of controversial electric transportation company Tesla (among many other things), has managed to somehow stir the pot even more, with a tweeted suggestion that he’s thinking about building a dirt bike.
Musk was tweeting away about yet another Tesla project, an ATV, when he typed out the following (emphasis ours): “We’ll aim to have it come out same time as truck. Two seater electric ATV designed to work with Cybertruck will be fun! Electric dirt bikes would be cool too. We won’t do road bikes, as too dangerous. I was hit by a truck & almost died on one when I was 17.”
Interesting! Many insiders and journalists have massive reservations about Musk’s plans (hard not to, as they seem to mostly be a hybrid of David Suzuki’s ideas with a Bond villain’s plan). Yet, Musk has certainly designed vehicles that people want, despite the problems in bringing them to market. The just-unveiled Cybertruck already has 250,000 pre-orders, and if Tesla was to sell a dirt bike, the attention would be instantaneous.