California-based Jetpack Aviation has started taking orders for a $380,000 “flying motorcycle” that seems to have just come off the Star Wars set. This isn’t a fictional product, though, as JetPack Aviation is now taking orders for the “Speeder.” It uses five modified jet engines to hit speeds of at least 150 miles per hour.
The company has experience with building and selling personal jetpacks. Its CEO David Mayman and his team are now looking to build a fleet of these $380,000 flying motorcycles. The Speeder is described as a personal vertical take-off and landing vehicle with a swanky design that looks futuristic.
“This is a compact machine, like a motorcycle, that can take off vertically from your front lawn or driveway and land on the other side of the city in a similar position,” according to Mayman.
Those who are interested in acquiring one will have to put up a $10,000 deposit just to secure a pre-order. The Speeder will be able to go as high as 15,000 feet and will have a 45 mile range with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. It’s expected to debut next year.
These claims may feel far-fetched but the company says that it’s already testing a one-third scale prototype of the Speeder. They’re planning to make at least 20 full-size units and deliver them to customers by next year. There will be a safety strap to ensure that you don’t fall off, should you decide to splurge on one.