This Flying Motorbike Looks Like Something From A Sci-Fi Movie
Aadhya Khatri - Jan 02, 2020
A flying motorbike might sound like the stuff of science fiction but that is no longer the case as the Lazareth LMV 496 can do just that
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A flying motorbike might sound like the stuff of science fiction but that is no longer the case as the Lazareth LMV 496, a prototype of the idea can do just that. It is the creation of a team of engineers from France.
Each of the four wheels of the electric motorcycle can double as an air rotor. When the vehicle’s fly mode is turned on, the wheels will fan out and lift it off the ground. When in the air, the motorbike becomes a quadcopter and can be off the ground at the height of a few meters.
According to Ludovic Lazareth, one of the team’s engineers, the Lazareth LMV 496 flying motorbike is also allowed on the road. He said that the vehicle can be a motorbike on the ground and a drone in the air.
The flying motorbike has a range of 100 km on the road and when it takes off, it can remain in the air for around 10 minutes, thanks to four jet turbines, each of which is capable of 1,300 horsepower. The electric motors are in use when the vehicle is on the road only, not when it flies.
All of the four wheels come equipped with parachutes in case the vehicle runs into a problem. The rider can control the vehicle in the air by handlebar or a joystick. The Lazareth LMV 496 has the maximum load of one ton.
The team said that this flying motorbike is built so that anyone can control it. The seat is comfy and the TFX tech is in place to add to the comfort of the ride.
Before the Lazareth LMV 496, there are some other flying motorbikes introduced to the market but none of them can double as a vehicle that can run on the roads.
The idea sounds revolutionary enough but the price of the motorbike is wallet-thinning. Anyone can but it but they will have to pay around Rs 3.80 crore. Who knows, we may see these flying electric motorcycles in India soon.