The first flying motorcycle in the world, designed by the French manufacturer Lazareth: the LMV 496!An electric motorcycle so light it could fly away.The Flying Motorcycle was developed by Ludovic LAZARETH and his team.Its chassis is made of aluminum and its body is made of carbon fiber.
The lithium battery gives it a range of around 100km. Approved for the road, it is capable of reaching 130 km/h thanks to the electric motors located in the wheels.
In addition, with its six turbines and fuel tanks hidden under covers that look like an Italian V8, you can take off vertically and move through the air for around ten minutes!On the road, the LMV 496 model operates as an electric motorcycle with a range of about 100 kilometers.
To switch to flight mode, the four turbines on the wheels are rotated 90 degrees. The turbines produce 1300 hp and 2800 N of thrust. Switching from road to flight mode is done by operating a switch on the dashboard. Lazareth has limited production to 5 models, with one model costing around half a million euros.
The jet turbines are powered by kerosene. As such, the electric motor will be resting its energy once the superbike is flying in the air.While riding above the ground, you can check out a dashboard that shows vital flying data such as the bike’s velocity, location, and elevation. The LMV 496 also features joysticks on each side of the handlebar designed to regulate your ride in the air.
According to the manufacturer, LMV 496 is a 308 lb bike designed to accommodate any rider.Until future technology prevails, this LMV 496 can only hover to up to 3.3 feet above the ground, and not fly away (just in case you decide to beat the traffic).