At the Detroit Auto Show, Michigan residents were stunned by the first flying hoverbike that might be available as early as 2023.
Meet the AERWINS Technology Xturismo hoverbike and be amazed to see it fly around the airport, actually carrying a person in the air – video here. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1468901163612376
“I feel like I’m 15 years old and I just finished Star Wars. It’s amazing!” the rider said.
The Xturismo hoverbike is said to be capable of 62 mph, although it's not as fast as a Star Wars speeder bike. It's also capable of being autonomous for up to 40 minutes due to its combination of gasoline and electric power.
The AERWINS hoverbike is already on sale in Japan. The company is planning to introduce a smaller model to the United States in 2023, and is hoping to persuade the government to classify it as a non-aircraft vehicle to avoid FAA regulations.
What is the only bad news?
An actual functioning hoverbike would cost $777,000. Fortunately, AERWINS is working towards lowering the costs, telling Detroit News that they hope to reduce the cost to around $50,000.