Japanese Start-Up Unveiled $680,000 Hoverbike That Can Fly At 62 Mph for 40 Minutes

By: | October 31st, 2021

Image courtesy: XTURISMO/YouTube

Will you be willing to spend six figures for a flying motorcycle instead of a luxury supercar? Well…a Japanese start-up certainly thinks so!

Japanese drone start-up A.L.I. Technologies has unveiled a $680,000 hoverbike. A.L.I. Technologies is backed by industry giants like Mitsubishi Electric and Kyocera.

The revolutionary flying vehicle can fly for 40 minutes on a single charge and can reach speeds of 62 mph (100kph).

Dubbed ‘XTURISMO Limited Edition’, The black and red hoverbike has a motorcycle-like body on top of propellers. Equipped with four battery-powered motors and a conventional engine, it rests on landing skids when stationary.

The bike can rise to a height of 2 meters (6.6 feet) in just 3 seconds

At 661 pounds (300 kgs), the hoverbike is much larger and heavier than a traditional motorcycle. But it can carry up to 220 pounds (100 kgs), more than enough for one rider. The hoverbike is 3.7 meters in length, 2.4 meters in width, and 1.5 meters in height.

A.L.I. Technologies recently successfully carried out a short test flight on a Tokyo racing track near Mount Fuji. The company plans to produce 200 hoverbikes in a limited run, to deliver in the first half of 2022.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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