Test on Floating Motorcycle Shown to Press in Tokyo

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Tokyo, March 25 (Jiji Press)--A.L.I. Technologies Inc., a startup developing small unmanned aerial vehicles, showed to the press on Monday a test of a "hover bike," which floats.

The Tokyo-based firm will take orders for 100 units of the product from May, aiming to begin deliveries in the second half of 2020.

In the trial, which was conducted at a Tokyo facility of the company, the hover bike, powered by engines, floated some 10 centimeters off the ground by using propellers installed at its bottom.

Carrying the driver, the vehicle moved forward and made turns.

A.L.I. Technologies plans to sell the hover bike both at home and abroad, with prices seen starting at 80,000 dollars. The company also plans to launch a cheaper mass-produced model.

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