You can pedal over water in the Manta5 Hydrofoil Bike


Called Hydrofoiler XE-1, it comes from New Zealand and it’s almost ready for preorder

Pedaling over water is something we laughed at in an old episode of Top Gear, but now that idea has been made feasible with the Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1 hydrofoil bike which looks pretty awesome and comes with some enticing promises.


Firstly, you won’t have to be uber-strong to be able to ride it on the water as it features a 400 watte electric motor to aid you, especially to pedal it from under the water’s surface. Yes, that’s right, the company behind it shows you can sit in its saddle while the vehicle is submerged and once you start pedaling it rises to the surface – you couldn’t do that under your own puff, so the electric assist is welcome.

The aquabike uses two hydrofoils: front wingspan is 1.2 meters while at the rear it’s 2 meters. Everything on it is fully waterproof and it is claimed that its battery pack provides enough juice for one full hour of riding under “average conditions.”


It can also be ridden on rivers, lakes or the sea and the company says its chassis structure is made up of TIG-welded aircraft-grade aluminum, while its wings and propeller are made out of carbon fiber. It's also something you could store on your larger boat or yacht and use it for fun when you reach a pleasant location.

Hydrofoiler XE-1 is nearly ready to reach customers and it will first be sold locally in New Zealand where they’re currently taking their first preorders.