Chris Malloy prototype hoverbike weighs 231 lbs with a max takeoff weight of 595 lbs, range of 92 miles at 80 knots, top speed of 172 mph and 10,000′ altitude. At the moment these are only theoretical figures as the Hoverbike hasn’t been put through its paces yet, but Malloy has constructed a prototype Hoverbike and plans to conduct real world flight tests in a couple of months. Since it’s classified as an ultralight, you won’t technically need a pilot’s license. Production run of 100 a year will peg them at $40,000 each, and if 1,000 are ordered, that cost could drop to something comparable to a performance motorcycle.

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