Flying cars still have a way to go, but there are already companies that are putting their proposals on the table. One is Jetson and his peculiar Jetson One and another is ALI Technologies, a Japanese startup specialized in drones that has presented its XTurismo Limited Edition.
According to the company, it is the world’s first “practical hoverbike”. It has been in development for some time and it has not been until now that we have been able to see it in operation. Its price? $ 680,000 and available now for those wealthy users who are willing to fly in certain areas, such as racing circuits.
Fly at 100 km / h (for a while)
The Xturismo Limited Edition Basic is a hoverbike whose design is reminiscent of a motorcycle mounted on propellers. According your technical sheet, the device has an internal combustion engine and four electric motors.
It is 3.7 meters long; 2.4 meters wide and 1.5 meters high. It weighs 300 kilos and has a load capacity of up to 100 kilos. According to ALI Technologies, its maximum speed is 100 kilometers per hour (more or less like the Jestson One) and its range is between 30 and 40 minutes.
The motorcycle has been seen in motion on a circuit, where it has flown a few meters, as we can see in the video on these lines. In any case, there is still to see it fly through the cities, so for the moment it is relegated to the circuit flight.
As explained from Reuters, the company has received financing from Mitsubishi Electric and Kyocera and among its suppliers are Kawasaki Heavy. The price of the vehicle is $ 680,000 and it has been available since last Tuesday. Deliveries are scheduled for mid-2022, according to the company.
Via | Reuters