Fully Functioning Hover Bike Is Coolest Thing You’ll See All Day

Fully Functioning Hover Bike Is Coolest Thing You’ll See All Day

The Back to the Future film series predicted flying vehicles by the year 2015, and perhaps they weren’t wrong.

A video has been released revealing the P2 Hoverbike, a flying motorcycle destined for use by the US military.

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Powered by a BMW R12ooR engine, the twin rotor hover bike boasts a range of 140km and in theory could rise to nearly 10,000ft. The only downside is that the air-cooled boxer engine burns half a litre of fuel every minute whilst in flight.

The frame of the bike is made up of carbon fibre, kevlar and aluminium and the rider sits astride it, similar to a normal motorbike.

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British engineering firm Malloy Engineering has been working alongside a US military and research firm to develop the bike, which will allow soldiers to move quickly across the battlefield and over tricky terrain.

A spokesman for Malloy Aeronautics said:

We combined the simplicity of a motorbike and the freedom of a helicopter to create the world’s first flying motorcycle. When compared with a helicopter, the Hoverbike is cheaper, more rugged and easier to use – and represents a whole new way to fly.

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