Marc Carter

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

by , 05/15/14

Aerofex, Aerofex Aero-X, Aero X-, hoverbike, Malloy hoverbike, green transportation, hovercraft, hover bike, Aerofex hoverbike

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.

Aerofex, Aerofex Aero-X, Aero X-, hoverbike, Malloy hoverbike, green transportation, hovercraft, hover bike, Aerofex hoverbike

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.

+ Aerofex

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


5 Comments

  1. Michael Estrada October 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    i smell bullshit. they wont produce lift off. you would need alot of power to get it off the ground they look like toys with no power. powerwheels hover bike that just rolls like a skateboard

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

    Will you be able to invent a hover board

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

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

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home