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Monday, October 10, 2005

Kit Makes Motorcycle Fly

This would make rush hour interesting!

It’s the ultimate way to beat traffic jams. Just take off and fly over them. A new $19,800 product called the Flite Bike kit transforms a Honda Reflex scooter into a flying motorcycle. The kit includes a custom Flite Bike airframe, ram-air powered parachute canopy wing and a 65-hp Rotax 582 liqiuid-cooled 2-cycle aircraft engine with a 4-blade composite prop. The assembled unit can carry the whole 550-pound Flight Bike assembly — not to mention a 250 pilot and — enough fuel to fly 2.5 hours. The company claims the rig represents “the world’s first roadable powered parachute.”