A hoverbike manufactured by a Japanese startup debuted at the Detroit Auto Show, drawing comparisons to “Star Wars” speeder bikes.
A flying bike made by Japanese startup AERWINS Technologies debuted in the United States on Thursday. It was announced that the hoverbike would be the first flying bike in the world, drawing comparisons to the Star Wars bikes.
The model is scheduled to be launched next year by the manufacturers. As for the name, it has been given the name XTURISMO hoverbike
There is already a flying bike for sale in Japan. Founder and CEO of AERWINS, Shuhei Komatsu, plans to sell a smaller version in the US in 2023.
There is a huge price tag attached to this hoverbike, as it costs over $777,000 (over 18 crores of Pakistani rupees). However, AERWINS founder said the company is working on a smaller, electric model that will cost $50,000 and be ready in 2-3 years.
In a test flight of the hoverbike, Detroit Auto Show co-chair Thad Szott said that it was “comfortable” and “exhilarating,” and like riding a sci-fi vehicle.