Ditch your Ducati, this $400K road-legal motorcycle transforms into a flying gyrocopter


We all know that for many decades now, companies and some crazy inventors working in their sheds have tried building cars that fly. But have you ever heard of a flying motorcycle? Introducing the ‘Helicycle’; it is a fully functional gyrocopter that can transform into a motorcycle – not exactly a motorcycle but a three-wheeler — in just 10 minutes. The two-seater vehicle is powered by a 230hp four-cylinder engine powers the craft to a maximum 112 mph in the air or on the road and has been designed to fly below 4000 feet. It looks straight out of a James Bond flick and as opposed to the oddly designed flying cars and vehicles we have seen in the past, the Helicycle has a sharp, well designed exterior.

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Though the Helicycle looks like a mini-helicopter but it doesn’t quite fly like one; the non-powered overhead rotor spins as a result of the forward motion of the vehicle to provide lift and it only needs 540 feet of runway for takeoffs and 100 feet for landings. It has a 27-gallon fuel tank that’s enough to take the flying motorcycle 220-mile flight or 750 miles on road. On road, the three-wheeled motorcycle is perfectly road legal and can go from 0-60mph in under 8 seconds. The body of the Helicycle is made up of carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum to keep the weight down and is priced at $395,000 which includes training to fly it. So in case you were planning to buy a Ferrari 458, now there’s an option that goes fast on roads and takes to the skies! But you’ll need a Sports Flying Certificate for it.

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[Available on Hammacher]