The team is working harder than ever preparing for the New Zealand pilot delivery in November 2019. This pilot delivery is a huge milestone for Manta5, marking the end of an 8 year journey to create a product that replicates the cycling experience on water.
Over the last few months, we have doubled our operational space to include a Production Facility to fully set up the Production and R&D team with the space needed to bring the bikes to life. Production are making great headway with the bikes for November delivery, with more parts having arrived.
Hydrofoil bike frames, post polish Production grade mini tiller parts
& front tiller upright parts
Production Upgrade - As you know, the Hydrofoil Bike floats due to the buoyancy modules covering the frame of the bike (large white modules in front and rear section underneath the seat). These buoyancy shells are vacuum formed plastic with an injection molded foam filler. The team recently made a few changes and have significantly improved this component. The new buoyancy modules will have the same dynamic look but with the added benefit of being much harder wearing for increased longevity.
We've been working on a few things lately, starting with the Learn To Ride series. This series will focus on giving you the best tip and tricks we've learnt over the years to get up and foiling as fast as possible.
The marketing team recently landed back after attending the GoPro Creator Summit in Broome, Australia. Manta5 was invited to join 30 of GoPro's top content creators to showcase the Hydrofoil Bikes in a really stunning location. The team got some brilliant content and furthered the relationship between GoPro and Manta5.
Looking ahead, a 3 week US Press Tour is being prepped for October which will span California to Florida. During this tour, we're lining up product reviewers, large publications and notable faces to ride the Hydrofoiler in some of the best locations the U.S. has to offer. The tour will wrap up at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida where Manta5 has a stand locked in and a bike on display.
Top Riding Spots - Having ridden all over the country, it's time to share some of our favourite's...
The Manta5 Team