The XTURISMO Limited Edition, a hoverbike developed by A.L.I Technologies, has been unveiled.

The Japanese start-up hopes to convince motorists to swap out their cars and motorcycles for their state-of-the-art hoverbike – for £495,000.

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The XTURISMO Limited Edition went on sale in Japan this week.

XTURISMO – 40 mins on one charge

Daisuke Katano, President and CEO of A.L.I Technologies, said: “In order to enable the emergency use of hover bikes in the event of a disaster and promote the use of entertainment in peacetime, I feel the need to first enhance the materials for the formulation of regulations and general recognition for social implementation.

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“We will develop it as an industry that contributes to society.”

A.L.I Technologies says the hoverbike can fly for 40 minutes at up to 62mph on a single charge.

The company aims to have manufactured 200 single-rider 300kg hoverbikes by mid-2022.

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Each is equipped with a conventional engine and four battery-powered motors.

Find out more about the XTURISMO here.