Off the Beaten Path

Bespoke - - BREAK THE RULES -

The 5,400 USD Hy­dro­foiler XE-1 by Manta5 is the world’s first com­mer­cially vi­able hy­dro­foil bi­cy­cle. That means all you have to do is give it enough for­ward mo­men­tum and it’ll lift and rise to plane over even the chop­pi­est of seas. It took five years to de­velop the light­weight sea-bike, which is made from air­craft grade alu­minium and car­bon fi­bre, but ac­cord­ing to the mar­ket­ing man­ager, Louis Wilks, ini­tial tests revealed that only the most ath­letic users were able to man­u­ally launch the bike from a sub­merged state. Their so­lu­tion was to add a wa­ter­proof elec­tric mo­tor that helps the rider to travel at speeds of up to 20 km/h. How­ever, should you rather, you can al­ways switch it off.

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