Etisalat Introduced Lazareth Moto Volante flying bike at GITEX
The 5G-powered 4-wheel tilting motorbike takes 1 minute to launch.
Among the most bizarre unveilings at GITEX 2019 was a flying bike by Etisalat. The part motorcycle, part hovercraft is known as Lazareth Moto Volante, which features a 5.2 liter Maserati V8 that creates 470 bhp. The 5G-powered 4-wheel tilting motorbike takes 1 minute to launch and can go one meter high.
بمحرّك ذو 8 أسطوانات، وأربعة توربينات نفاثة، وخلال 60 ثانية فقط، تستطيع دراجة #Lazareth التحول من وضع القيادة على الطريق لوضع الطيران والتحليق بك.
شاهدوها عن قرب في جناحنا في #جيتكس2019#EtisalatAtGitex #GITEX2019 pic.twitter.com/4xFUkKJtxQ
— etisalat UAE (@etisalat) October 7, 2019
Although the details about the flying bike are scarce, we came to know through a source that it weighs 140 kg and creates around 240 kilograms of thrust in flight mode. The producer Lazareth is currently taking pre-orders. The interested buyers have to dish out a whopping €496,000 (US $560,000).
Developed by Ludovic Lazareth, the Lazareth Moto Volante unites 96,000- rpm JetCat jet turbines and hydraulic actuators to convert the road-going motorcycle to a flying hovercraft. The manufacturer also revealed earlier that they could install two more jets close to the middle of the chassis to manage extra weight.
As mentioned earlier, it takes a minute getting ready to lift off. The driver just needs to press a button, which starts the process of transitioning the regular motorbike to a flying bike. Firstly, it heats the jets, which is a slow process and takes about 60 seconds to launch the bike.