At the Detroit Auto Show on Thursday, a flying bike created by Japanese startup AERWINS Technologies made its American debut. The hoverbike, which was advertised as the first flying bike in the world, was directly compared to the Star Wars bikes.
The model will be released by the makers the following year. The XTURISMO hoverbike is the name of the flying bicycle.
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The flying bike is currently for sale in Japan. A smaller version will be sold in the US in 2023, according to Shuhei Komatsu, the company’s founder, and CEO.
The price of this hoverbike is astronomical at $777,000. (over 6 crore INR). The founder of AERWINS claimed that the business is attempting to reduce the price to $50,000 for a smaller, electric variant, but that it will take 2-3 years to complete and be available by 2025.
Thad Szott, the co-chair of the Detroit Auto Show, rode the hoverbike during a test run and declared the experience to be “pleasant,” “exhilarating,” and like something out of a sci-fi film.
Thad Szott remarked, “I feel like I’m literally 15 and I just walked out of ‘Star Wars’ and went on their bike.