The world’s first bicycle that can reach a speed of 62 miles per hour and fly for 40 minutes to make its debut in the United States

A flying motorcycle that can travel at 62 miles per hour for up to 40 minutes made its US debut this week at the North American Auto Show in Detroit.

The bicycle is the work of Delaware-based Aerwins, which makes drones and unmanned vehicles.

Although it conjures up the Jetsons’ futuristic visions of soaring high above the poorly congested streets of New York City, you probably won’t be cycling to JFK anytime soon.

The Xturismo currently costs $777,000, although Aerwins says it will develop a smaller model next year, as well as an all-electric model in 2025 to sell for around $50,000.

“I feel like a 15-year-old who just got out of Star Wars and got on their bike,” Auto Show co-chair Thad Scott told Reuters. ‘I’m so excited’

A bike that can travel at 62mph for up to 40 minutes made its US debut this week at the North American Auto Show in Detroit (above)

A bike that can travel at 62mph for up to 40 minutes made its US debut this week at the North American Auto Show in Detroit (above)

Although it conjures up visions of futuristic Jetsons soaring high above New York City's notoriously clogged streets, you probably won't be cycling to JFK anytime soon.

Although it conjures up visions of futuristic Jetsons soaring high above New York City’s notoriously clogged streets, you probably won’t be cycling to JFK anytime soon.

The auto show’s co-chairman Thad Scott took the bike for a ride recently.

“I feel like I’m 15 and just got out of Star Wars and got on their bike,” he told Reuters. ‘I’m so excited.’

It is a nice. It was exhilarating. It is not evil, it is convenient to take off and land. There isn’t any clown, it’s literally too smooth and I can’t wait for the future.

It’s no surprise that Aerwins CEO Shuhei Komatsu loved the Star Wars movies as a child.

The flying bike is the work of Delaware-based Aerwins, which makes drones and unmanned vehicles.

The flying bike is the work of Delaware-based Aerwins, which makes drones and unmanned vehicles.

The Xturismo currently costs $777,000, although Aerwins says it will develop a smaller model next year, as well as an all-electric version in 2025.

The Xturismo currently costs $777,000, although Aerwins says it will develop a smaller model next year, as well as an all-electric version in 2025.

The bicycle has been on sale in Japan - which does not classify it as an aircraft and therefore does not require a license to drive - since last fall.

The bicycle has been on sale in Japan – which does not classify it as an aircraft and therefore does not require a license to drive – since last fall.

“I wanted to make something real out of the movie,” Komatsu told the Detroit News. “It is a rushing land for the dark side.”

The bicycle has been on sale in Japan – which does not classify it as an aircraft and therefore does not require a license to drive it – since last fall.

However, due to strict regulations for such machines in Japan, the XTurismo is still only allowed to fly or fly on racetracks.

In January, the company said it only plans to produce 200 units.

Currently, there are two large center rotors that move thanks to the 228hp Kawasaki Motorcycle Engine. There are four smaller electric support rotors on its outer edges as well.

When resting on the ground, the bicycle rests on two slides for landing – similar to those seen on a conventional helicopter.

The Xturismo, which has been in development for the past two years, weighs 660 pounds and is about 12 feet long.

The debut of the hovercraft comes at a time when major companies are betting that the public will eventually adopt robotic air taxis.

Earlier this month, United Airlines announced it had placed $15 million in an order for 200 electric taxis from Eve Air Mobility — with an option to snap up another 200.

The airline believes that in the coming years, many residents of traffic-clogged cities will charge upwards of $100 to $150 for a one-way trip to the airport in a four-seater electric air taxi.

United Airlines expects to receive the first taxi from Eve by 2026. However, the electric plane has not yet received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to carry passengers.

Meanwhile, Komatsu said he believes consumers will buy bicycles from his entertainment company and governments can buy them for law enforcement or to inspect infrastructure.

“I hope in the future people will use it every day,” he told the Detroit News.

Earlier this month, United Airlines announced that it had placed $15 million in an order for 200 electric taxis from Eve Air Mobility (above) — with an option to snap up another 200.

Earlier this month, United Airlines announced that it had placed $15 million in an order for 200 electric taxis from Eve Air Mobility (above) — with an option to snap up another 200.

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