New Zealand-based water sports company Manta5 has released the first look at its second-generation hydrofoil water bike.
The creators of the world’s first hydrofoil bike are unveiling the Hydrofoiler SL3, which sports a new design and added feature suite.
Among many new additions, the Hydrofoiler SL3 includes an enhanced throttle-only ride mode that places the water bike as a potential Jet Ski alternative. The second big change is the mechanical designs that allow new riders to progress in minutes rather than hours, unseen before in the category of electric hydrofoil products.
Mark Robotham, CEO at Manta5, commented, “Just like improving your skills on a land bike, it encourages learning and improving, and ultimately to loving every session. Falling off and getting wet when starting out is all part of the fun. Typically, with the SL3, it takes less than an hour to go from novice to confident. From there, anyone can add fresh and salt water to their routine.”
The SL3 is made from carbon fibre and aircraft-grade aluminium, making it buoyant and light enough to carry to the water without the need for a trailer. In addition, a new hardwearing monocoque chassis, structural drivetrain and sealed gearboxes are designed to withstand the harsh marine environment.
Hayden Reeves, head of products at Manta5, said, “The SL3 was designed with hire operators in mind, and we’ve rolled that through as the standard offering for recreational buyers. For a product to be in the hands of hire and tourism operators it has to be near bulletproof.”
For more information, visit Manta5.
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