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    • Off the scale Awesomeness: BMW boxer engine powered twin rotor hoverbike

      This is BMW engine modification on a whole different level. What you see is a hoverbike. No scienece fiction, the real thing. Twin rotors are framed around an 1170 cc BMW boxer motor that was sourced from an R1200 BMW bike. The hoverbike is made out of carbon fiber and weighs 231 pounds. Maximum takeoff weight is is 595 pounds with a calculated maximum altitude of 10,000 feet. Pricing is said to be aimed for the $40,000 range but clearly there is a lot to work out here before we can all start riding our hoverbikes to work. Specs and details below.


      Engine: BMW R1200 1170cc

      Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
      Range: 92 miles at 92 mph
      Top Speed: 172 mph
      Ceiling: 10,000 feet
      Fuel capacity: 30 liters
      With secondary tank: 60 liters

      What was a BMW motor used? Well, here are some reasons:









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      Comments 10 Comments
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        "roads? where we're going we dont need roads"

        $$ 40k? Ill take it! it will pay for itself in gas saved from sitting in traffic- think about it, no lights, EVER, redlight? just go over top..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        "roads? where we're going we dont need roads"

        $$ 40k? Ill take it! it will pay for itself in gas saved from sitting in traffic- think about it, no lights, EVER, redlight? just go over top..
        Until you fall off...
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        This looks like those Starwars hoovers.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        You guys have heard of the martin jetpacks right?

      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Yes, seen it. But this bike is way cooler than that jetpack, should they ever get it to work properly
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        ^bike is way cooler and more practical in terms of parking. I can't park a martin jetpack without worrying that someone might run off with an engine. This seems a bit more feasible with today's standards. I can totally see Starwars Ep I races coming up...
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        You can even store / park it on it's side. Would hardly take any storage room.
        I want one allready.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        No $#@!in way!


        I'm so glad to be alive in this day and age.
      1. dOpEdUpM3's Avatar
        dOpEdUpM3 -
        Epic.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        this thing is dope !