- 14 Mar 2002
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This is really nifty: XTurismo, a "hoverbike" developed and produced by a Tokyo-based drone company was presented to the public at the Fuji International Speedway yesterday. The fully-charged hoverbike can stay in the air for about 40 minutes. So far, it's hovered at a maximum height of three metres. The price tag: 77.7 million JPY (USD 680,000).
The vehicle is 3.7 meters long, 2.4 meters wide and 1.5 meters tall. It weighs about 300 kilograms. Powered by an engine and motor, the XTurismo can hover with the use of two large propellers at the front and back. It also has four assistant propellers on its sides, allowing the rider to make flight adjustments, such as correcting tilts.
Drone developer gives $680,000 ‘hoverbike’ a spin in Shizuoka | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis