The first flying motorcycle will be shown at a speed of 100 km per hour next year – today 24

After being shown at the Detroit Auto Show in the United States, a Japanese company revealed the first flying motorcycle, and the Japanese manufacturers plan to launch it in the United States next year, while it is currently on sale in Japan.

The XTURISMO hoverbike was built by the Japanese company AERWINS Technologies, as it can fly for 40 minutes and reach a speed of 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour).

After doing a test drive, or test flight, auto show co-chairman Thad Szott said, “I literally feel like a 15-year-old jumping into one of the Star Wars vehicles.”

Shuhei Komatsu, founder and CEO of AERWINS, said plans are underway to sell a smaller version in the United States in 2023.

Still, the bike’s price is a shock: $777,000, though Komatsu said the company hopes to bring the cost down to $50,000 for a smaller electric model by 2025.