This Hoverbike probably takes the grand prize for “Most Freaking Cool Invention” from me !
This video gamey sci fi-ish seeming bike is a multi-purpose superlight aircraft ,that's correct aircraft , this one qualifies as one !!! powered by an 80 kW, twin 4-stroke engine. Potential uses for such an awesome looking bike includes but is not in freaking hell limited to , surveillance from the air , search & rescue , show off , Military and Emergency Services ,racing and much more awesomeness
Can fly up to 10,000 feet, which is yet to be tested
Weighs only 240 lbs and can lift up to an additional 400 lbs
with motorcycle-like operation, handlebar with controls for speed &stuff
Is made of top-grade carbon fiber (including the propellers), helping it achieve up to a 100-mile range
Has a theoretical top-speed of 150 aeronautical knots/hour (about 172 mph in ground measure =D )
It’s still in the prototype phase, but rest assured, when this baby is official, it’ll make the once-futuristic Segway seem like last year’s CRT TV..
a quote from the official site on pricing :
Check out the official site hereWe are not in the production phase yet, so we cannot give you a finalized price structure, but as a guide, when we can sell at least 100 units a year the cost with current material prices and labor will be $45,000AUD +/-$5000. As with all goods, economy of scale will bring the price down. At 1000 units a year the cost will be similar to a performance motorcycle! (on-going development cost due to testing may vary this a little)If you would like to buy a prototype now, and do your own testing - or just to help us quicken the development time with extra funding, please feel free to contact us to discuss.
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