A MOTORBIKE mad pensioner has ditched his 7mph mobility scooter and splashed out on a £4,000 Harley-Davidson instead.
David Innes, 81, had ankle replacement surgery seven years ago which went wrong, leaving him struggling to walk.
He bought a mobility scooter to help him back to his active lifestyle but became frustrated by it because it ‘lacked speed and cool’.
The retired singer, who toured America in the 1960s and 70s, has now splashed out £4,000 on a Harley-Davidson mobility scooter.
His new wheels boast a top speed of 40mph, is taxed for road use and even has enough power to tow a trailer.
David, who lives with wife Diane, 77, in Hereford, said: ‘It’s just something I took a liking to and it was made in Cincinnati, USA and I had it shipped over and put together.
‘It’s got a gear box on it, indicators, reverse lights, a speedometer, it’s got everything on it.
‘Everyone says here comes Dave on his Harley so we nicknamed it a Harley.’
The speed loving pensioner says he felt ’embarrassed’ on his old wheels and was over the moon when he found the pimped up scooter on the internet.
He now gets inundated with offers from people who want to buy if off him and has even performed a demonstration show in his home town in front of envious passers-by.
‘It brings a lot of joy to me because it allows me to do what I want to do,’ said David, who reguarly used to ride motorbikes in is 20’s.
‘Just because I’m retired from singing and I can’t walk doesn’t mean that I have sit to in my chair like an old man.
‘Live your life to the fullest that’s what I say, my wife will tell you that’s what I do.’