A hoverbike (or hovercycle) is a vehicle that can hover, but that otherwise resembles a motorbike, mainly by having at least two propulsive portions - one in front of and one behind the driver.

Aeronautic motors

Starting in 2014, Malloy Aeronautics has been developing a hoverbike that has experimented with quadcopter-like lift.[1] In 2015, the company announced collaboration with the United States Defense Department at the Paris Airshow.[2]

External video
World's first fully-manned hoverbike tested in Moscow on YouTube

In April 2016, British inventor Colin Furze announced he had created a hoverbike using two paramotors.[3]

The Aero-X is a designed to carry up to two people.[4]

The Hoversurf Scorpion 3 is a hoverbike launched in 2017.[5]

In fiction

This concept is commonly used in futuristic cyberpunk games such as Mass effect 3 or Cyberpunk 2077[6]


  1. ^ "Malloy Aeronautics Hoverbike Under Development «  MotorcycleDaily.com – Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews". motorcycledaily.com. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  2. ^ "U.S. Defense Department to develop UK hoverbike". Reuters. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  3. ^ Madhumita Murgia (29 April 2016). "British inventor builds incredible working hoverbike". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 Oct 2017.
  4. ^ Passary, Anu (16 May 2014). "Aero-X is a cool hover bike that can be yours in 2017... for $85,000". Tech Times. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  5. ^ Orf, Darren (February 15, 2018). "The Scorpion-3 Is the World's First Manned Hoverbike". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "You can't control flying cars in Cyberpunk 2077". VG247. 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2019-04-20.

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