Lonely Planet Writer

Overloaded Shanghai motorbike video goes viral

A video of an incredibly overloaded motorbike courier in Shanghai, China has gone viral.

The hilariously overloaded tricycle in Shanghai
The hilariously overloaded tricycle in Shanghai Image by Screengrab from Youtube

The video shows the overloaded motorbike making its way to a busy Shanghai junction, transporting an innumerable amount of polysterine boxes and containers, and the courier himself (or herself) is not even visible.

However, the motorbike makes it to the crossing and turns without any drama.

The tricycle heads towards left
The tricycle heads towards left Image by Screengrab from Youtube

Overloaded motorbikes are a common sight in Asia, where they are the go-to vehicle for most people to nip around the busy streets and to carry out business and transport goods.

Last year, another motorbike as overloaded as this one, was photographed in the Chinese City of Dongguan.

Watch the video here