Did you ever ride a bike near a river, lake or ocean and just wish that you continue on over the blue waters? With the Hydrofoiler™ XE-1 from Manta5, you can do just that. Manta5 has created the world’s first hydrofoil e-bike that recreates the experience of pedal cycling but on and over the water’s surface. The world of cycling just received a seismic shift.
Easy launch from the water
Some look at the Hydrofoiler XE-1 and wonder how and when you’d get started. You can launch it from the beach, from a jetty or even from deep water. The IPX8-rated electric motor and battery housing system are fully submersible and with the power-assisted pedal system you can literally pedal the e-bike up and above the water before letting the carbon fiber hydrofoils kick in and help the bike cut through any body of water and even some waves.
Lightweight but resilient
The XE-1 hydrofoil e-bike includes an aircraft-grade TIG-welded 6061-T6 aluminum frame that’s resistant to corrosion and perfect for use on both fresh and salt water. Its drivetrain features many industry-standard components, which means maintenance, part replacement will always be easy and accessible. The craft’s buoyancy modules streamline the Hydrofoiler both under and over the water. The rear carbon fiber wing span measures 6.5 feet, and the front is 4 feet. Their unique design cuts through water and minimizes drag.
Innovative electric assistance
The electric assist helps you to get the XE-1 from deep water or your launch point to a comfortable riding position above the water, and then helps you stay there. There are seven electric assist levels. When riders use the lowest level of electric assistance, they can ride the Hydrofoiler XE-1 for up to 4 hours on the water, or 1.5 hours when using the highest level of battery assistance. After riding, you can plug in for a full recharge inside of 4 hours. With full electric assist, you can get your speed up to 12mph (20km/h).
Portable waterborne craft
The Hydrofoiler XE-1 opens up a world of water-based adventure for those who don’t have the space for a boat or other craft, nor a trailer to bring such a craft to the water. The XE-1 dismantles and loads into your car, and is easy to reassemble right at the waterside. You can even mount it on your roof rails. When you get used to the system, you can assemble it within two minutes.
Connected water riding
Manta5 make your Hydrofoiler XE-1 experience all the more unique and engaging by supplying every owner with their own GARMIN™ GPS watch. The watch contains Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology so you can monitor your heart rate, as well as your speed and distance during each ride. Make every ride mean something by challenging yourself each time to improve on those stats.
Pricing and availability
The Manta 5 XE-1 is set to change the way we think about traveling over water. It’s available to buy right now and currently costs $US8,990 before shipping and taxes.
You can see the hydrofoil e-bike in action, in the following video.