The splendid idea of flying bikes have enthused our imaginations for ages. And, in the last few years, it has become a reality too.
With the increasing congestion on the highways across the world, getting their car to take off and fly has become an attractive possible alternative for drivers. With such technology on board, the users won’t have to waste too much time in peak hours on roads. In fact, they wouldn’t be on the roads at all, of course.
Hover bikes, also known as flying bikes, are scramblers that can use wings and fly. Such bikes can float by containing at least two driving motors – one at the forepart and the other one at the hind sight.
A properly designed flying bike can be projected to be capable of vertically taking off and landing, budging moderately through straitened spaces and drift in place.
Apart from making transportation an easy affair, these bikes can also be immensely useful in directing aerial inspections, observing parks and wildlife, conducting inflight surveys, running several search and rescue processes, doing power-line inspections and so on.
Certain military and emergency applications are also expected to be highly reliant on the technology in the coming years.
The spectacular Jetbike intended by Dario Cavaliere is a model driven by a jet engine that is run with the help of power needed to keep the vehicle off the surface and shove it forward.
For cooling down the engine at the uttermost pace during the ride, the front is armed with an air intake system to bring forth stability and check the bike from thrashing the ground. Its anti-gravity structure, which is placed just below the engine, yields the input for keeping it inundated.
In the last few years, there’s been a steep increase in demand for the technology from police administration across the world. Hover bikes can be actually be highly utilitarian for the police force in achieving their targets.
The fact that these bikes are able to fly over overcrowded highways and in delimited areas has helped the police in responding fast and overcoming any hurdles on an easier note.
For instance, The Dubai Police has recently set out flying bikes for augmenting the efficiency of police in monitoring crimes.
Such edges to deploy hover bikes for police administration has propelled the global market for flying bikes in more than one way, along with providing the key players such as JetPack Aviation, A.L.I. Technologies, Hoversurf, Lazareth, Duratec, and BMW Motorrad (main picture) with multiple opportunities to flourish down the line.
According to Allied Market Research, the global flying bikes market is anticipated to grow at a considerable compound annual growth rate from 2021 to 2027.
Emergence of flying bikes would not only help evade congestion on streets, but would also make travel a swift and convenient experience.
Rise in the R&D activities by the leading market players has paved the way for an array of lucrative opportunities in the industry.
Nonetheless, the market is still in the nascent stage, while several amendments and alterations of the machinery are still required.
Simultaneously, the rise of big automotive companies like BMW is projected to supplement the market growth yet more. Also, notions are round to get the concept of flying bikes elevated to a complete eco-friendly level by making the scramblers run through electricity, instead of diesel/petrol.
The battery powered flying bikes can provide accommodations to one rider and is armed with four horizontally riveted electric vanes that can be hurled by a brace of joysticks.
The highly effectual batteries dole out proper balancing to the hover bikes, which makes electric power one of the finest choices for the required driving force.
The flight preparation is also simple though. The bike frame berths with the clip, forming a para-trike alignment. A paraglide like equipment then unfolds behind the proviso, topping up with air and finally enabling the take-off.
Here, it’s worth stating that the breakout of Covid-19 virus affected the global market for hover bikes at the initial stage, as the worldwide lockdown gave way to distorted supply chain and lack of skilled labor.
Also, several manufacturing units across the world came to cessation for an indefinite period.
However, the government bodies are now turning up with relaxations on the existing measures and the market is anticipated to recuperate soon.