Pardon us if we don’t hold our breath while we debate if this BMW powered hover bike is real. But that’s the word on the street. It sports a 1,170cc 4-stroke BMW boxer engine that powers a pair of rotors. Its inventor, Chris Malloy, says that it can achieve a top speed of 173 MPH and hover at over 10,000 feet. Say what? That just doesn’t seem viable, but we’re not scientists, so who are we to say. Nonetheless we’re tossing in our skepticism card.
The bike is reinforced with a Kevlar carbon fiber and foam core frame, and complemented by exotic Tasmanian oak propellers. Much like a motorbike, the controls are mounted on the handle bars, allowing its rider to control pitch, eleveation, speed and direction.
Malloy estimates that the Hover Bike will cost about $40,000 once and if it heads into production. Personally, we’d love to see this thing go head-to-head with the Martin Jetpack, which has already achieved numerous test flights and more importantly viability.
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