World’s first water ebike is half bike, half plane

  • Manta5’s latest innovation – The Hydrofoiler XE-1 is a great way to experience the ocean
  • It combines the excitement of cycling with the serenity of gliding over water
  • The hybrid experience is like nothing else

Published on Mar 18, 2024 at 6:53 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on Mar 19, 2024 at 1:12 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Looking for a thrilling new way to experience the sea? Look no further than Manta5’s latest innovation – The Hydrofoiler XE-1 ebike.

This hybrid marvel combines the excitement of cycling with the serenity of gliding over water, offering an unparalleled adventure for sea lovers everywhere.

At first glance, its hybrid design could be confusing.

Half-plane, half-cycle, gliding on water like a boat – its definition lies in the eye of the beholder.

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But one thing is certain: it’s perfect for a weekend escape to the beach.

Now let’s dive deeper into the specs.

This eBike is powered by an 882 Wh battery and offers a four-hour ride time on a full charge to explore the waves.

A full charge will take three hours.

The ebike has a top speed of 21 km/h (13 mph) and a cruising speed of 9 km/h.

The Hydrofoiler XE-1 is said to handle choppy waters effortlessly, promising a smooth and exhilarating ride – and maybe the end of seasickness?

Weighing in at 30.5 kg (67 lbs), it’s capable of carrying up to 100 kg (220 lbs).

Like this stunning superyacht, this watercraft is as sturdy as it is sleek.

And the best part? It doesn’t require the core strength nor balance of traditional surfing boards, making it accessible to adventurers of all skill levels.

Safety is always a concern, but fear not – the Hydrofoiler XE-1 is designed with your peace of mind in mind.

While it doesn’t come with additional safety equipment, its intuitive design and stable performance make for a secure ride.

Just ask head of products at Manta5, Hayden Reeves, who used one to cross the Cook Strait’s 29-kilometer stretch with ease.


But what about those moments when fatigue sets in and you need a break? Rest assured, the Hydrofoiler XE-1 won’t leave you stranded.

Thanks to its innovative motor system, you’ll glide effortlessly over the water, much like waterskiing, giving you time to catch your breath and enjoy the view.

And while it can be obnoxious at times, let’s not forget about the convenience of modern technology.

With a dedicated Manta5 mobile app, you’ll have access to a wealth of information, including battery life, distance covered, motor status, and more, ensuring you’re always in control of your adventure.

At $8990, excluding handling charges, the Hydrofoiler XE-1 is an investment in endless excitement and unforgettable experiences – similar to this billionaire’s yacht.

So, are you up for your first adventure with Manta5’s Hydrofoiler XE-1 ebike and make your next beach trip one to remember?

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Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.