The brand ALI Technologies presented to the market ‘XTurismo Limited Edition’, the first commercial flying motorcycle created to glide at a maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour in urban and rural centers.
After more than four years of design and manufacturing work, the motorcycle is now available in the Japanese market from where it hopes to expand its distribution to other places in the world.
This innovative aircraft It went on sale for a price of 770 thousand dollars (about three thousand three hundred and ninety million pesos).
A smaller version of the motorcycle is expected to come out for launch in the United States, which would be in 2023. They also plan to reduce the price of the vehicle to 50 thousand dollars (two hundred and twenty million pesos) in the coming years, a little more accessible, according to information given by the specialized media ‘The byte’.
The creator of the vehicle, based in Japan, is a specialist in the creation of high-tech drones.
Features and operation
The motorcycle has six propellers located towards the sides of the body, which has a length of 3.7 meters long, 2.4 meters wide and 1.5 meters high. His weight is around 300 kilos.
Although it is designed for private use (despite its exorbitant price), the motorcycle could also be used for the service of emergency and rescue entities.
The vehicle, with a hybrid transportation method, has a traditional motor and six batteries. The standard ATV design was used, but where the wheels would go are large drone-inspired turbines.
The motorcycle can stay in flight for up to 40 minuteslimited time for an air vehicle if journeys in cities with a large concentration of people, such as Tokyo or New York, are taken into account.
Of course, it is still one of the pillars of automotive innovation: taking vehicles conventionally destined for land traffic to conquer the air.
With the flying motorcycle it is expected that transport times within the city will be reduced, since traffic will not be a problem for those who acquire the new vehicle: in the future, and after regulating its use, people will be seen through the skies of the big cities avoiding traffic jams.
The project has several specialists at its head, however, the personalities of the Japanese country and the great world brands are not far behind: the motorcycle project is promoted by the footballer Keisuke Honda (remembered for his time at AC Milan and his unique journey in Mexican soccer), as well as by Mitsubishi electric and Kyocera, major investors in the technology of the Asian country for more than 30 years.
“Until now the choice has been to move on the ground or scale in the sky. We hope to offer a new method of movement.”said Diasuke Katano, CEO of ALI, in conversation with the media ‘Reuters’.
For now, Xtourism has the challenge of making it more practical: it is quite noisy, it is controlled remotely and vertical takeoff and landing are not legal today on the streets, said the aforementioned medium.
With information from THE TIME