$380,000 Jet-Powered Flying Motorcycle Is Now Available for Preorders
The California startup Jetpack Aviation (JPA) was the first company to design and manufacture a true jetpack for personal flight (and possibly, for racing). But it’s now touting a new “first” — the world’s first flying motorcycle, which is now available for preorders.
Dubbed the “Speeder,” the flying motorcycle is self-stabilizing, jet turbine-powered, and capable of over 150 mph speeds, 20-minute endurance, and 15,00o-feet altitudes, New Atlas reported.
It will also let you live out those Star Wars fantasies you’ve been harboring for years — for just $380,000.
According to Jetpack Aviation, the Speeder builds on JPA’s jet turbine expertise. It features four turbojet engines putting out a combined maximum thrust of 705 lbs – enough to lift up the 231-pound airframe and a pilot up to 250 pounds.
The Speeder, which runs on kerosene, JetA or diesel, is equipped with navigation and instrument light so you can fly at night (although this will really depend on your county’s aviation rules), and it will allow you to fly in light to moderate rain.
JPA only plans to build 20 “Recreational” Speeders — as future production will be dedicated to military and government orders. The military version of the Speeder can also be flown unmanned.
Have you ever dreamt to fly a motorcycle in the sky?
This is no longer a dream…
JetPack Aviation is pleased to introduce The Speeder.
— JetPack Aviation (@JetPackAviation) March 6, 2019
The Speeder can be operated from any surface that is solid and large enough for take-off, so if you own a ship or motor yacht, you’re in luck. An aviation two-way radio with a system is also installed.