The French custom auto/moto maker lazareth is one step closer to realising its vision of a flying motorcycle. The concept, inspired by the first model of LM847, takes the visual signature of the latter. There is a common DNA on the side of the cladding and the Italian back loop or covers carbon wheels.
However, the LMV 496 La Moto Volante, which is “the flying motorcycle” in French, is more than just a motorbike. It’s a daring attempt to defy the odds and reach for the skies, perhaps literally.
This four-wheel configuration on the LMV 496 is also quite unique. When it is used on land, the four wheels of this motorbike can function normally, as they should. But when it transforms to enable it to fly, the wheel will open and change its position to horizontal.
From the engine sector, the product with the code-named LMV 496, is powered by four JetCat 96,000-rpm turbines installed in the center of each wheel hub.On the road, the LMV496 is an electric motorcycle with a hundred kilometers of autonomy.
The power required for takeoff is provided by Turbines. The total power delivered is around 1300 horses for 2800N of thrust. The transition from the road mode to the flight mode is done by operating a simple switch on the dashboard.The test run publicized by the manufacturing company showed the bike hovering at about 3.3 feet above a platform.