Your chance to buy a flying motorbike is finally here

Your chance to buy a flying motorbike is finally here

8 January 2019

Tech company Hoversurf has been stealing hearts and headlines since it unveiled its prototype flying motorcycle back in 2016.

Founded by Russian entrepreneur Alex Atamanov, the firm has already shared shots of riders taking to the sky on the next-generation vehicles, which combine a traditional motorbike with quadcopter propellers.

Now adrenaline-seekers can finally pre-order their own flying bikes for a mere $150,000 — along with a compulsory $10,000 three-day flight training course in California.

The company hopes to start fulfilling orders as early as next month after carrying out some final testing to its latest model, the Hoverbike S3, at the Skolkovo Technology Park in Moscow at the end of 2018.

Powered by gasoline or a rechargeable battery, the bike weighs roughly 114kg and can reach 96 km/h, with a recommended “safe flight” height of five metres from the ground.

The company has already had the greenlight from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which gives riders the chance to use the hoverbikes in aerodromes or rural areas without a pilot’s licence.

Among the first customers, however, could be the Dubai Police Force, who have already shown a keen interest in the technology. The Hoversurf team has already visited the city to let officers trial the technology, leaving one bike behind for further training.

To order your own Hoversurf bike, click here.

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