The French automaker, Lazareth, has taken motorcycling to the next level with their flying motorcycle. The new vehicle is part traditional motorcycle and part flying hovercraft. With their new LMV496 flying motorcycle, you won’t be limited to just the open road. Now, you’ll be flying cage-free as well.
The LMV496 Flying Motorcycle
The concept for this motorcycle was inspired by their previous LM847 motorcycle, which was featured on TopGear France. Both bikes share the same side design and carbon wheel covers. Instead of the Italian engine, the new flying bike sports a kerosene tank with fuel for a ten-minute long flight.
The new LMV496 has a comfortable riding (and flying) position that offers light steering and immediate grip. The braking and undercarriage technology are taken from Lazareth’s other vehicles. The suspension was developed by their TFX Suspension in the Netherlands.
The flying motorcycle will feature an electric engine for hundreds of miles of riding on the road. For flying, there are four kerosene-fueled turbine engines. They will deliver at least 1300 horsepower and the 2800N of thrust required to achieve takeoff.
The transition from road to air will be achieved by a simple switch on the dash. The dashboard will also display all the flight information needed by a biker turned pilot. This includes speed, altitude, position, and turbine speed.
The materials used to make this flying motorcycle are no joke either. The body is made from a Kevlar-carbon composite material. Lots of research and development have gone into making this vehicle a reality. The mirrors, turn signals, and other accessories for the bike are made by Rizoma, a leading Italian manufacturer.
Who is Lazareth?
This is their first flying motorcycle, but
In 2005 they became an official manufacturer of new vehicles in France. They now specialize in the design and development of custom vehicles. They also offer the ability to build your own dream vehicle, regardless of numbers of wheels, seats, or engines.
How Do You Get Your Own Flying Motorcycle?
Are you ready to sell your motorcycle and get one of these flying motorcycles for yourself? According to Lazareth, there will only be five of these limited edition flying motorcycles. Bike #001 is already taken, but the other four are still available.
What Do You Think About Lazareth’s New LMV496 Flying Motorcycle?
Does the idea of flying on a motorcycle sound insane to you? Or are you ready to buy one and start flying above the rest of the traffic? Let us know in the comments what your thoughts are on this crazy new flying motorcycle.
Images courtesy of Lazareth.