Marc Carter

The Hoverbike of Your Dreams Will Hit the Market in 2017 for $85,000

by , 05/15/14

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The hovercraft has been a science fiction dream for decades, but one company is about to make it a reality. Aerofex just announced plans to produce its Aero-X hoverbike, which looks like a Star Wars speeder bike – and it will be available by 2017 for a mere $85,000.

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The original hoverbike concept dates back to the 1960s, but because of stability issues, it has never become a reality. Aerofex fixed the stability issues with a mechanical system that allows the vehicle to respond to the pilot’s leaning movements and natural balance. The Aero-X rides like a motorcycle with room for up to two passengers.

Unlike the Malloy Hoverbike, which is capable of flying as high as 10,000 feet, the Aero-X’s top altitude is much lower at only 12 feet above the ground. It also only has a top speed of 45 mph, which is obviously much slower than an actual motorcycle, but Aerofex also wanted to keep the Aero-X safe. Also, since the Aero-X does ride so low, it does not require a pilot’s license.

Related: Crazy Hoverbike is Capable of Flying to 10,000 Feet

At a fraction of the cost of a small airplane or helicopter, the Aero-X can serve many outdoor uses like surveying, search and rescue, border patrol, disaster relief, and agriculture and ranching. The Aero-X won’t be available until 2017, but you can reserve one now for $5,000.

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4 Comments

  1. Arwa Gohar June 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Will you be able to invent a hover board

  2. karen58 May 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Very cool ..wonder if you need a licence to ride It..

  3. Dan Scott May 17, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Hovercraft aren’t “a science fiction dream”–they’ve been in use since the 1950s which means they’ve been a reality for over half a century.

    Maybe your writer was looking for a different word?

  4. jshawanda May 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Border Patrol is one thing, but, think about a world without borders, and all individuals are free to experience the world as it was meant to be. Be that which you want others to see you as.

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