For the first time, engineer Ludovic Lazareth announced his flying bike at the end of last year, and then it was not completely clear if he was going to create a working vehicle or the project would remain on "paper". But a new video puts everything in its place: it demonstrates how a working prototype takes off and reaches a stable height.

It’s too early to talk about real success, but the Moto Volante has already achieved impressive results. This French auto/motorcycle manufacturer has a lot of experience in creating unusual vehicles, but the Moto Volante flying motorcycle is its most ambitious project.

A JetCat jet turbine is installed in the center of each wheel. After their rotation to a horizontal position, the turbine nozzles are directed downwards, and the bike turns into a well-balanced vehicle, made according to the quadcopter scheme without propellers, but with a very large reactive power. Two extra jets can be added near the middle of the chassis to handle more weight.

According to the developer, it will be possible to use the motorcycle for a drive on a regular road, and if necessary to take-off you will need to move down to a suitable launching pad. Pressing the fly button takes the vehicle from drive mode to flight mode, and after 60 seconds of warming up the injectors, it is ready to take off. In case something goes wrong, each wheel is equipped with a ballistic parachute.


Lazareth LMV 496 - Episode 2 - "La Moto Volante" - Flying Bike

The video shows how Lazareth tested his hoverbike at a height of about 1 m with his daring girlfriend Vanessa at the wheel. The Lazareth team promises to bring Moto Volante to the Gitex exhibition in Dubai in October of this year and open pre-orders there with a price of 496,000 euros per copy. Source: Lazareth Auto Moto.

Image Gallery

A flying motorbike capable of sailing at speeds of 100 km/h for up to 40 minutes will be available for purchase next year for a price of around $ 680,000. more

Replacing the oil and oil filter in your bike are very important tasks, and are central to any service. What many people don’t know is that the job can be done quite easily from home, even more

Ducati launches the new Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, the bike coming in 2020 that was designed to offer maximum comfort to those who love to travel long distances on more

Honda provides its cruiser motorcycles the first-class model with the start of its blacked-out Honda Shadow Phantom. Honda has caught its Spirit and cut its front fender, beefed more

The US manufacturer Harley-Davidson launched its first electric vehicle in 2019 with the LiveWire motorcycle. Several other e-vehicles, including e-scooters and e-bikes, more

Learning to ride a motorbike is one of those things that many people wish to do but never get around to it. Often, people are put off by the complexity of modern motorbike licensing rules, more

Recently, the British motorcycle manufacturer released the first official photos with its new model Street Triple S. Street Triple S has been improved both aesthetically and technically for 2020, more

The BMW R 1200 RT has always been acknowledged as the epitome of comfortable and dynamic motorcycle touring in classic style. And now, the latest version of this unique active tourer, with more

Triumph shocks us with the new Triumph Tiger 900 Bond Edition, which has an exquisite British distinctiveness and is a limited edition inspired by the motorbikes that feature more

Riding is something most people don’t have to do, but rather feel compelled to for a wide variety of reasons ranging from passion to practicality. Unfortunately traffic accidents do happen, and more