- The pictures of a remodelled motorcycle popularly known as okada has got many talking on Twitter
- After it was rebuilt, the okada has a long seat that can carry seven passengers, plus the rider
- Many people who saw the photos expressed great safety concerns, revealing that the machine was not made to handle such pressure
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The photos of a motorcycle carrying eight people at once have stirred massive reactions on social media as people had a lot to say.
Chief among what people asked was: why would a person go that far to make a machine that is meant to carry a maximum of two passengers take eight people?
Tweeps also noted that making body modifications to a bike to handle such without increasing its engine's horsepower to a commensurate level is very unsafe.
Photos shared show that the bike's seat was rebuilt. To give the passengers some relative comfort, a very long leg brace was also made so the passengers do not rest their feet on the machine's silencer.
It should, however, be noted that at the time of writing this report, YEN.com.gh cannot verify the location where the photos were taken.
See the photos below:
Below are some of the reactions:
"You no increase the capacity of the engine, and you went ahead and overload the motorcycle with a long bench and you called it innovation, continue."
"This is not safe. A tiny bus (Korope) is better and safer than this contraption. Safety first."
"Na the tire go suffer the stress."
"Pls don't let naija welders see this."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Anthony Obinna Okafor, a graduate of Mechanical/Production Engineering, Okafor who studied at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, built a solar-powered tricycle.
He said he wants to be known as Elon Musk of Africa. Okafor disclosed that it took about three weeks to complete the tricycle, popularly called 'Mahama camboo'.
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