Flying Motorcycle Available for Preorder in Japan from Oct.

Economy

Tokyo, Aug. 1 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo-based startup A.L.I. Technologies Inc. plans to start accepting reservations for its "hover bike" flying motorcycle from October, company officials said Thursday.

The startup company, which mainly develops small unmanned aerial vehicles, will unveil the product at the Tokyo Motor Show in autumn.

It aims to sell the product mainly to wealthy foreigners, by touting its cutting-edge technologies.

Preordering will start for about 100 special limited-edition units of the vehicle.

Using propeller power, the product is said to be able to hover up to around 10 meters above the ground, with its top speed at around 200 kilometers per hour.

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