You can now book a cool and futuristic Aerofex's hover bike Aero-X for $5,000, which you will get in 2017 for about $85,000.
Aerofex has developed a prototype of the hover bike. The commercial version of the bike is expected to be produced in 2016 and the company plans to make delivery of the Aero-X in 2017.
"Where you're going, there are no roads. That's why you need the Aero-X, a vehicle that makes low-altitude flight realistic and affordable. Flying up to 10 feet off the ground at 45 miles per hour, the Aero-X is unlike any vehicle you've seen. It's a hovercraft that rides like a motorcycle - an off road vehicle that gets you off the ground," per Aerofex.
Aerofex claims that the upcoming hover bike can be adapted for numerous outdoor uses. The Aero-X can be used commercially for security purposes such as border patrol, rescue, use in agriculture and more. Users can also just use the bike for leisure purposes.
The Aero-X can accommodate two people and is very intuitive. Aerofex believes that users can learn how to operate the machine in a short time span. The bike responds to its user's movements, very similar to the technique used by motorcycles. The expected price of the Aero-X in 2017 is $85,000 + CPI, which is a fraction of the price if someone wants to buy a helicopter or a basic airoplane.
The maintenance of the Aero-X bike is supposedly very reasonable as the company has used very less moving parts. Moreover, the futuristic bike has a reliable rotary engine that powers it
The Aero-X can fly from between 0 to 12 feet and can reach a maximum speed of 45 mph (72 km/h). When compared to a regular bike, the Aero-X will be much bigger and heavier. The Aero-X will be 14.8 feet (4.5 m) in length, 6.8 feet (2.1 m) in width and 4.1 feet (1.25 m) in height. The bike is expected to weigh 785 lbs (356 kg).
The Aero-X will take-off or land vertically without the requirement of high forward speed or runways.
Customers can reserve their Aero-X for $5,000, which is refundable if they change their mind.
Check out the prototype of the hover bike in action.