Hoverbike now on sale with 96km/h top speed and $229k price tag
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It may look horribly dangerous, and fly for less than half an hour a time, but Russian firm Hoversurf has revealed pre-orders for its Scorpion hoverbike are now open.
The craft, which has already been sold to the Dubai Police force, has been redesigned with a new battery and carbon fiber frame.
It will fly 5m above the ground, reaching a top speed of 96km/h - although this will be limited to the legal speed in each country.
The craft has also been updated with a hybrid lithium-manganese-nickel battery, which has a flight time of between 10 and 25 minutes depending on the weather and pilot weight.
There is also a remote-controlled drone mode that reportedly offers up to 40 minutes flight time.
'The dimensions of the hoverbike allow it to be rolled in a standard doorway while also having ability to take-off and land from an ordinary parking space,' the firm says.
Buyers can pre-order a Hoverbike S3 2019 with a US$10,000 deposit, and the full price is set at $150,000 (NZ$229,000), and deliveries are slated to take place within two to six months from your time of reservation.
'The weight of the hoverbike is 114 kg limited by law, but by reducing the weight of the frame it allowed us to install a more capacious battery,' the firm said.
'Our safe flight altitude is 5 meters above the ground, but the pilot himself can adjust the limit to their comfortability.'
The craft recently passing the US Federal Aviation Administration requirements to be classified as a legal ultralight vehicle, allowing the hoverbike to be operable with no pilot's license.
Carbon fiber frame
Four quadcopter blade
Will fly 16 feet (5m) above the ground
Top speed of 96 km/h
Flight time of 10- 25 minutes depending on weather and weight
Remote-controlled drone mode offers up to 40 minutes flight time