Anyone can hop on the Manta5 Hydrofoiler SL3 water bike in just minutes
Creators of the first hydrofoil eBike are back with the Manta5 Hydrofoiler SL3 water bike. 5 years ago, the New Zealand-based company brought us the first ever hydrofoil eBike. Now their second generation model has surfaced, and it’s super easy to pick up and to learn.
The brand’s proprietary “easy-launch” technology is the secret to getting riders up and flying above the water. With the Manta5 Hydrofoiler SL3 water bike, you may launch and cruise on the water’s surface without pedaling thanks to an improved throttle-only mode.
“Having no hull or pontoon is a welcome trade-off. Just like improving your skills on a land bike it encourages learning and improving, and ultimately to loving every session,” said CEO Mark Robotham. “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 saltwater to their routine.”
The SL3 uses a composite monocoque chassis to guarantee that it remains upright at all times. In case you do fall off, built-in tilt sensors will immediately turn off the propeller for your protection. Its 2,500W electric motor enables this ocean eBike to reach a top speed of 12.4 miles per hour. The standard model’s battery capacity is 600 Wh, while the more expensive SL3+ and SL3 Pro models utilize 1,000 Wh.
The SL3 is also light and buoyant thanks to its construction of aircraft-grade aluminum and carbon fiber. Additionally, it can be disassembled and easily transported due to its modular design. The battery life of the SL3 is one of its brightest features. With 10 levels of pedal assistance, users can ride for up to four and a half hours on a single charge.
A digital display provides readouts of the battery status, range, and throttle and assist levels. The price of the Manta5 Hydrofoiler SL3 water bike has not yet been confirmed, although it’s expected to go on sale for around $7,000 to $9,000 early 2023.