The bike world is suffering some changes, and one of those is the Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1, the electric bicycle that can be ride on water. This bike has been fabricated by the New Zealand Company called Hydrofoiler XE-1, who secures that this bike can be used “across rivers, ride sea waves, and cycle along the coastlines with convenience”. This is the first bike that offers the classic conventional cycling experience over the water.
This hydrofoil bike uses the same technology as competitive sailboats. The brand has said that is suitable for riders of various fitness levels, and it can be used for traveling, training, competitive sports, and other purposes. Moreover, the journey could be from a variety of launch points, ranging from a jetty all the way to deep waters.
It has an electric engine that propels the bike with 460W, who affords to achieve 11 knots as maximum speed depending of the pedalling power. This motor includes too 7 different levels of electric assist to ensure a smooth ride. The battery has a power of 882Wh and an autonomy of 4 hours on a single charge, and takes 3 hours to charge from zero to a hundred per cent. It is very easy to transport, it has 68lbs weigh and comes with ergonomic features that make it suitable for different sizes of riders.
This bike can be bought by a price of $8,990, but if the customer wants shipping and handling will have an extra charge. It can be bought in the Hydrofoiler XE-1 website. It is included in our future mobility, we have spoken of flying boats, new design of roller skates and more things that some time ago it was science fiction, by they are getting real, we are attending a lot of changes in the mobility, and this bike that can be ride over the water is one of the last.