(ORDO NEWS) — Startup ALI Technologies held a successful demonstration “races” of its Xturismo air motorcycle. The event took place on an almost empty race track in the foothills of Mount Fuji.
One of the downsides of the bike is the deafening roar of the engine… and the price!
The launch of Xturismo was like a scene from a science fiction movie. The driver was able to rise several meters above the ground and drive along the track for about a minute and a half. Reporters and guests watched the event with ear plugs from the deafening noise.
Xturismo weighs 300 kg and is designed for only one driver-passenger. According to the company, it can travel at a speed of 100 km/h for 40 minutes.
ALI Technologies has already begun taking orders for the motorcycle. The company plans to release a limited series of 200 cars by the first half of 2022. The price will be 682,000 dollars.
The source of energy in a motorcycle is an internal combustion engine. Xturismo is held in the air by two propellers, which are located in the usual place of the wheels. Four auxiliary screws located at the corners provide stabilization.
The creators of the motorcycle believe that this type of transport can become a new “lifestyle”. However, they note that Xturismo can now be used by rescue teams.
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