After revealing its Hoverbike to the world last year, Hoversurf’s flying motorbike was quickly inducted into Dubai Police Department. Fast forward to today, the company is taking pre-orders for what it called Hoverbike S3 2019 Limited Edition in the U.S. And the asking price? A grand $150,000 net. For that princely sum, you will get a rideable man-size drone with a carbon fiber monocoque frame wrapped in a body that resembles a sport bike, quad rotors with newly developed 3-blade carbon propellers, and a 12.3 kWh lithium manganese nickel (LiNiMnCoO2) hybrid battery system that affords up 25 minutes flight time on a single charge.

Hoversurf Hoverbike S3 2019 Limited Edition

This flying bike touts a passive cooling system and new motors, each offering 33 KW. The bike itself weighs in at just 253 lbs (114 kilograms) and it is capable of reaching a top speed of 60 mph (96 km/h). Hoversurf said Hoverbike S3 2019 has a “safe flight altitude” of 5 meters (16 feet), but the pilot has the liberty to adjust the limit if he/she so desire. So, basically, this thing is also a light sport aircraft, less the proper cockpit. It has altitude hold function too, just in case you need it.

Hoversurf Hoverbike S3 2019 Limited Edition

Other worthy mentions include improved stability, a new portable home charging pack with quick charge support, auto takeoff and auto landing, and leather-wrapped “anatomical arm-adjustable joysticks,” a glove-friendly dashboard (touchscreen, I supposed?), and a suite of safety features, including emergency landing, mechanical kill switch, and more.

Hoversurf Hoverbike S3 2019 Limited Edition

Pre-order is happening now which will require you to drop 10 grand as a reservation deposit. Delivery is expected to happen in 2-6 months time. TBH, I am kind of surprise this contraption is approved because, it does look a little dangerous to the rider and everyone that is around it. While I dig the look and also embrace the idea of flying around in a wheel-less bike, I can’t help but to see it as a weapon that can potentially maim or kill. I mean, seriously, it doesn’t take a genius to know what will happen if this thing runs into someone. Also, I foresee that many folks will not be please when dust and debris are being kicked into their faces when you fly past them.

Hoversurf Hoverbike S3 2019 Limited Edition

Images: Hoversurf.

Source: The Awesomer.

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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