Shinjo, a 50-year-old man who often calls himself Big Boss, wowed the crowd when he arrived at the baseball field for his team’s first game of the season on a flying motorcycle.
The vehicle is the innovative product of ALI Technologies, a drone company based in Tokyo. It has six propellers and is driven by an internal combustion engine, which can reach speeds of up to 60mph.
According to the manufacturer, this is a cross between a motorcycle, a drone and an aircraft that can take off vertically. Outwardly, the XTurismo looks like a miniature drone, except with an extra motorcycle-style seat designed to carry one passenger.
In front of the attention of the players and a large audience, Shinjo flew his motorcycle into the field, flying to the ground, taking off high before landing on the field. He then took off his helmet, threw his red jacket on the ground and strode proudly back to his place. Unfortunately, the epic performance was not able to energize his team – Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – which lost to Saitama Seibu Lions 0-4.
Shinjo himself is a former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball, and was recently appointed as the Fighters manager before the new season despite having no coaching experience.
As for the Xturismo, because it is equipped with an internal combustion engine, it can maintain an elevated position by two main propellers, which are located at the wheel position on a regular motorcycle. Meanwhile, four auxiliary propellers placed at the corners will provide vehicle stability.
According to ALI Technology, the Xturismo uses altitude control technology similar to those found in the company’s drone lines, to ensure a smooth flight.
When on the ground, the vehicle will stand on two claws like conventional helicopters. Besides being used in recreational activities, this flying motorcycle also has the ability to help save people from accidents at sea.
The XTurismo was announced last fall during a test flight. Once there, in the presence of the crowd, it flew several meters above the ground and hovered for about a minute and a half.
However, this product also has a major drawback. It was the shrill roar of the engine and six propellers. Some viewers were given earplugs to reduce the impact. The company said it will produce a limited production of 200 units, each weighing 300kg, with delivery in the first half of 2022. The fact that baseball team manager Shinjo rides a flying motorbike to his team’s game recently is a testament to proof that the promise has been fulfilled.
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