Manta5 the world’s first Aqua Bicycle.
Manat5 is New Zealand based Bicycle manufacturer. The Manta5 is not an ordinary Bicycle manufacturer. This company manufacturers cycles that can be also paddled on water. Yes, you have read it right. Manta5 hydrofoil bike literally transforms the way we cycle. It’s a revolution in cycling.
The man behind Manta5 is Guy Howard-Willis. He has an immense passion for cycling and water sports. New Zealand has some of the most scenic coastlines and inland waterways. Guy is an avid cyclist. He dreamed a lot about cycling on water.
He made his dream a reality starting since 2010. It’s the year when hydrofoils just introduced in American cup and it revolutionized the sailing forever. So Guy was fascinated with the concept. He met Roland Alonzo, the bicycle designer with love for cutting-edge technology. For next six years they kept on experimenting. And finally, they took the ordinary bicycle to a whole new level.
Salient Features of Manta5 hydrofoil bike:
Manta5 replicates bicycling experience from land to water. You can simply cycle on any body of water. Let it be lake, river, or an ocean. You can also change from manual mode to paddle assist. The 400 W motor gives the boost when you need it the most.
The hydrofoil reduces the drag drastically. Hence, you can simply cut through currents in the water. The front tiller section of the Manta5 hydrofoil bike helps in rough ocean water. So, tillers simply carve down steep ocean swells. The modular design of Manta5 helps in quicker assembly and transport.
Technology behind Manta5 hydrofoil bike:
The main components of Manta5 are the hydrofoils and propeller. The hydrofoils and propeller are purely made of carbon fibre. Maneuverability and stability can be easily achieved using carbon fibre.