The Hoverbike Concept by Australian Chris Malloy just might be the future of transportation…literally! After about two years of hard work aside from his mechanical design job at an optical engineering firm, Malloy created an aerial vehicle that’s a lot like a motorcycle. Measuring about 10 feet in length, 4.3 feet in width, 1.8 feet in height, the bike weighs in at only 231 pounds thanks to its Kevlar reinforced carbon fiber chassis. It also has design cues similar to that of a motorcycle, such as a twist on the right grip handle that increases thrust and a left grip that controls the pitch for moving forward or back. Two explosive deploy parachutes will guide the Hoverbike to the ground in case anything happens while hovering, while the rider can also wear a parachute if they want.
While it’s still in the testing phases (Malloy the main tester), in the works are a are gyro-base control system and computer override to prevent a rider from tipping over. Malloy is now looking for investors or donors to help him reach take the Hoverbike from concept to production for consumers. He’s estimating that each one will cost about $40K…a price we wouldn’t mind paying for a that machine!