If Batman owned a jet ski motorcycle we’re pretty confident this is what it would look like. Say hello to the EXO, an electric water toy that will blast you across the water’s surface at up to 27 knots.
This EXO’s body comes in two flavors: ABS plastic and carbon fiber. Clearly the latter is the winner in the cool category, but if you’re business is hocking kayaks and other assorted water sports toys you’ll probably opt for the plastic version since it’s more economical and will still draw the same awe inspired looks thanks to the radical design.
Its engine is entirely electric so there is no noise pollution, little maintenance and it won’t spew oil back into the Earth’s precious eco system. Power ranges from 3.5 to 7Kwh, which means that the lower end version can achieve up to 17 knots, while the more expensive propulsion system tops out at the already mentioned 27 knots. Up to 6 batteries can be squeezed under its carbon fiber hood providing 2.5 hours of fun in the sun, though that number can be seriously diminished with aggressive acceleration and speeds.
To ride the EXO, you lay belly down while your feet drag behind you in the water. Sort of a caveat in our mind, because it requires good weather, otherwise you’ll freeze from the constant flow of cold water. We can only hope that the above video doesn’t do the craft justice in terms of speed, since it looks no more speedy than a weakly powered surfboard.
Pricing starts at around $10,000, so you’ll need not only a silver lined bank account, but a penchant for savings the Earth one overpriced toy at a time.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."