A Pedal-Electric Hydrofoil Bike You Can Ride On Water

October 25, 2017

This a video demonstration of Manta5's upcoming Hydrofoiler XE-1, a hydrofoil bike you can ride on water. The bike has a 400-watt electric motor to amplify pedaling so you can glide across a lake, river or ocean with ease. Yay exercise! Plus the bike can be pedaled to the surface if submerged, so falling off isn't a big deal. I mean, provided there isn't a man-eating shark tailing you. Then it's a very big deal. Possibly the biggest deal of your life.

Keep going for a video demonstration of all the fun to be had.

Thanks to Jake DX, who agrees this is why pirates invented sails. "Pirates didn't invent sails." WERE YOU ALIVE BACK THEN?

  • Gilbert

    There used to be another type of hydrofoil that was human powered called a water bird (water skipper):

    https://www.ebay.com/i/3118...

  • DeksamTorrac

    I guess it is only a matter of time before someone tries to cross the English Channel with one of those.

  • Germanicus .

    How much?

  • GeneralDisorder

    I've wanted a personal hydrofoil since I learned such a thing is possible.

  • Andyman7714

    They'll be harassed by boaters until they put in a bike lane.

  • Mark

    lol

  • Frédéric Purenne

    "Manta5"? I''m wondering how the other 4 models that didn't worked looked like.

  • Mark

    They're at the bottom of the test lake and you are welcome to check them out.

  • The_Wretched

    What would happen if you could mate a bicycle with a jet ski?

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    sounds kinda just like a jet ski

  • John Henry

    i want this

  • Not really any way to cruise, so you have to pedal nonstop. Fun, but MAN would that be a full-body workout!

    Would try.

  • Mark

    yeah, I was thinking the same. Its no rest at all once you start going. It would be nice to have some sort of flotation device that could be lowered or engaged to let you stop.

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