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Star Wars-style hover bikes coming in 2017

Posted on Thursday, 22 May, 2014 | Comment icon 35 comments

The new bikes won't require a special license to operate. Image Credit: YouTube / Aerofex
Engineering company Aerofex is set to release its latest creation within as little as three years.
The new bike, known as the Aero-X, had been in the pipeline for some time. Capable of flying at speeds of up to 45mph, the futuristic device is able to hover up to 10ft off the ground and can run for 75 minutes on a single charge.

Likened in concept to the hover bike that Luke Skywalker rode in Return of the Jedi, the Aero-X uses a sophisticated light-weight carbon fiber frame and high-powered fan blades to propel it along.

The company has also been keen to emphasize that, unlike other flying vehicles, the new bike won't require a pilot's license and will be very easy and intuitive for the rider to control.

Upon release the Aero-X is expected to cost around $85,000.

Source: Business Insider | Comments (35)

Tags: Hover Bike

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #26 Posted by paperdyer on 22 May, 2014, 14:48
I would think the engine would be quite noisy. Fun, but noisy
Comment icon #27 Posted by WoIverine on 22 May, 2014, 15:06
Needs more legit antigravity tech. Would be nice to fly right directly over grandma or grandpa on the local roads though. Joggers usually outpace them.
Comment icon #28 Posted by paperdyer on 22 May, 2014, 19:31
Needs more legit antigravity tech. Would be nice to fly right directly over grandma or grandpa on the local roads though. Joggers usually outpace them. Or the horse and buggy in the Amish areas of PA. Probably scare the crap out of thet horse.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Sundew on 23 May, 2014, 0:55
Or the horse and buggy in the Amish areas of PA. Probably scare the crap out of thet horse. I hear they are working on a pedal powered version.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Bavarian Raven on 23 May, 2014, 4:13
People on normal bikes don't obey the rules of the road etc. last thing we need is these people on hover bikes
Comment icon #31 Posted by Jyre Cayce on 24 May, 2014, 10:13
it should have pontoons so you can take it across the lake!
Comment icon #32 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 24 May, 2014, 15:10
i would like to have a hovering caravan. then i'll park it rite in the middle of a thick jungle n sleep there. Have always had this fantasy..
Comment icon #33 Posted by eaglesareskykittens on 25 May, 2014, 2:57
About time
Comment icon #34 Posted by qxcontinuum on 25 May, 2014, 5:37
Awww , this is so pointless!
Comment icon #35 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 29 May, 2014, 14:06
Finally! I can pretend bears are ewoks and I can pursuit them like a Star Wars boss!

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