Forget Flying Cars
The world’s first flying motorcycle is coming
We’ve waiting long enough, haven't we? It's time to be living in the future we've been promised. And that means flying vehicles.
Jetpack Aviation just announced a successful test flight of its jet-driven flying motorcycle prototype. According to Robb Report, the projected performance is Easy Rider-worthy badass, and best of all, the California company plans to produce two consumer versions for everyday users.
The Speeder will be electronically self-stabilized, much like a drone. The team behind the machine has spent the last 18 months building a new form of flight control software from scratch.
An updated Speeder 2.0 version of the prototype will undergo more intensive testing this summer and fall before construction wraps up. Testing is expected to begin early next year. The company puts the initial price for the consumer versions at $381,000. And they've already begun taking preorders—in case you're ready to fly.
Don't miss out on The Daily Valet.
Think of it like that well-informed, well-dressed friend who's always got something to say. Now he's sending you a morning email with everything you need to know to prep for the day.
Audi’s new autonomous concept car is also sort of a Transformer. The car can grow by about 10 inches at the touch of a button.
Turbo-Charge YourBike Riding
There’s been a lot of talk about the switch to battery-powered cars lately, but in the immediate future, the real revolution in electric transportation may be taking place on two wheels. We’ve rounded up the best e-bikes to buy right now.