When I die, I want the tale of my death to sound something like this: “Oh, didn’t you hear? Adam died. He was crushed by his 800 lb hoverbike. He broke every bone in his body, but I heard the coroner say he still had a childlike grin on his face,” to which the other person would reply, saying “Oh yeah? I heard he stopped by Taco Bell first, because they had to use the Jaws of Life to pry the caramel apple empanada from his cold, dead hand.”
If there’s a better way to go out than that, I’m not creative enough to come up with it.
California-based Aerofex is bringing me one step closer to my dream with the Aero-X hoverbike, which they plan to have commercially available in 2017. The price tag will be a hefty one — $85,000 — but that’s paltry when you think of its application. I mean, can you really put a price tag on gliding into a Taco Bell drive-through on a hoverbike?
The answer is no, you can’t.
As for what this beautiful piece of technology is capable of, the Aero-X can carry two people, reach speeds of up to 42 mph (okay, not bad), and it’s hovering height can take you ten feet closer to the sun.
If you have cash to spare, they’re currently accepting refundable $5,000 deposits on their website.