Imagine pulling up in Sturgis with your babe on the back of this thing!
Cruise up to 10 ft above the ground, and go off roading for 75 min, without a pilots license. For $85,000 USD, are you in?
The Aero-X hover bike will hit the market in 2017 allowing riders to fly over the ground. Hover vehicles are not a new idea, but none have been successful. That will change in 2017. Then, the Aero-X hovercraft will hit the market, allowing riders to fly over the ground.
The Aero-X is not designed for ground travel, and instead will fly over flat ground and hilly terrain while up to 10 feet in the air and hitting speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
It can remain in hover mode for about 75 minutes. Riders don’t need a pilot’s license to operate the vehicle. That’s because the hover bike is controlled just like a motorcycle rather than an aircraft. Operators use the lean and steer method, just like any other two wheeled contraption you see on the road.
The chief technology officer and founder of Aerofex remarked “We’ve done a lot of work to learn how to remove the coupling effect. That’s the key for someone who only has motorcycle experience to be able to get on it and feel comfortable right away.”
Comprised of a ‘light-weight carbon fiber frame’, the two seat bike comes equipped with fan blades and a trio of ‘240 horsepower three-rotor rotary engines’.
If the concept peaks your interest, be forewarned — the price for an Aero-X is going to set you back about 85 grand.