Founded by Russian entrepreneur Alex Atamanov, technology firm Hoversurf has been stealing headlines since it first unveiled its prototype flying motorcycle back in 2016. And now, punters can finally pre-order their own flying bike for $150,000 (around £120,000) — along with a compulsory $10,000 (around £8,000) three-day flight training course in California.
Hoversurf hopes to start fulfilling orders as early as next month, after carrying out final testing to its latest model, the Hoverbike S3, at the Skolkovo Technology Park in Moscow at the end of 2018.
Powered by gasoline or a rechargeable battery, the bike weighs around 114kg and can reach 96 km/h, with a recommended “safe flight” height of five metres from the ground.
The Hoverbike is currently in use in Dubai, where the local police are training to use it, after first getting their hands on one back in 2017. But now Hoversurf is offering regular punters the chance to get their hands on one. It doesn’t come cheap though. Each one will cost $150,000 and will require training to operate – never mind the fact that legislation governing the operation of such machines is at the time murky at best. However, the company has already had the greenlight from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which gives riders the chance to use the hoverbikes in aerodromes or rural areas without a pilot’s licence.
For more information, and to pre-order your own Hoversurf Hoverbike S3 2019 limited edition, click HERE.