First Look: The SkyBike

Yes folks, it's in the pipeline - a motorcycle that can take to the air

Pipe dream or possible reality?

CALIFORNIAN COMPANY Swift Engineering in conjunction with Samson Motorworks have unveiled the machine they see as the future for motorcycling - and boy does it fly.

The aptly named 'SkyBike' is a futuristic design which will be capable of 80 mph over land or over 130 mph when airborne.

The usual James Bond stuff appears on the Skybike: electronic instrument main panel that changes automatically from ground to flight, dual ground/air lighting system, navigation radio, ELT (emergency location transmitter), leather seating for two ample luggage capacity.

No details on pricing or availability, but the creators hope to have ground versions available in early 2010.

We love the idea, and let's face it, a flying motorcycle's long overdue.

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