Now the flying bike has come out of the shell of the concept to become a reality. Recently, a Japanese startup AERWINS Technologies has introduced a flying bike in the air. The world’s first flying hoverbike (XTURISMO) was unveiled by the startup during the Detroit Auto Show, and the bike created a lot of headlines. Now the country’s leading industrialist Anand Mahindra has expressed doubts while sharing the video of this flying bike.
Anand Mahindra is very active on social media, he keeps posting interesting videos and thoughts every day. Sharing the video of this bike on Twitter, Anand Mahindra wrote, “The flying bike from a Japanese startup, will cost around $800K in the US. I suspect it will be used mainly by police forces around the world.” Will be done; would be better for some interesting new chase sequences in the movies” Let us tell you, this video was posted by Reuters in September 2022.
A flying bike from a Japanese startup. Will cost around $800K in the US I suspect it will be used mainly by police forces around the world; leading to some interesting new chase sequences in movies… pic.twitter.com/1yUxZJPyH9
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 25, 2023
How is this flying bike:
Let us tell you that AERWINS has already launched this bike in Japan, where it is also being sold. Its smaller version has been launched in the US market, where it will cost around $ 800,000 (about Rs 6.5 crore). The video shows the trial run of the bike, which was done in Detroit, Michigan. This bike is capable of flying in the air for 40 minutes and its speed is 100 kilometers per hour.
This hoverbike weighing 300 kg has a length of 3.7 m, width 2.4 m and height 1.5 m. This flying bike is capable of lifting up to 100 kg. Its official booking has also started on the company’s official website. The bike is available in three colours, which include Red, Black and Blue.
Do you need a pilot license to fly?
Seeing this flying bike, this question must have come in your mind that, will a pilot’s license be required to fly it in the air? So let us tell you that, at the time of its launch, the founder, director, president and chief executive officer of AERWINS Technology Komatsu said, “This hoverbike is being sold in Japan and the government there does not put it in the category of aircraft, So pilot license is not required to operate it.