Ludovic Lazareth’s LMV 496 “La Moto Valante” is unlike any bike that you’ve seen before, or to be more specific, it’s a 4-wheeled motorcycle equipped with jet turbine-hubbed wheels that fold up to transform it into a flying hoverbike of sorts. At the center of each wheel hub is a powerful jet turbine, exhaust facing downward, similar to a quadcopter drone, but with much more power. Read more to see it in-action and for additional information.
“The project has been developed in conjunction with Jetcat, the German company that makes the jet turbines used by ‘Jetman’ Yves Rossi, as well as the NASA/Skunk Works X-56A experimental aircraft, among others. So the turbines are legit. How Lazareth has managed to mount them in rotating wheel hubs, some of them driven and all of them including brake discs, is quite the engineering wonder,” reports New Atlas.