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France, Italy and Spain will be the new key markets officially launched this summer.
New Zealand company Manta5 has opened a whole new frontier for cycling, offering the world's first hydrofoil bike that replicates the cycling experience on water, creating a new sport for anyone seeking a thrill. Technology and innovation have been at the heart of the company's approach to creating a new experience that combines sport and entertainment.
After a successful launch in its home country, Manta5 is set to revolutionise water sports in Europe with an official launch on September 7th, during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021.
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Manta5: Years of innovation to serve global ambitions.
After an intensive R&D and product development period, the company launched the first prototype in 2018, garnering 350+ million views on social media. Half-bike, half-plane, the ‘Hydrofoiler’ replicates the cycling experience on water using carbon fibre foils not unlike America’s Cup sailboats.
First launched in New Zealand and the United States, this eco-friendly innovation was an immediate international success. This was particularly noticed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020, when it was launched, (ranking #1 on Google #CES2020 amidst 4,500 global high-tech exhibitors and major brand launches) and securing $5 million for its first year of sales.
“We’ve been able to make an immediate splash within a few booming market verticals. The opportunity now lies in fueling the growth of this new sport” said Founder, Guy Howard-Willis – “This completely new leisure craft category is now riding the wave of “holiday at home” and ”wellness”trends proving demand for this new sports category – ‘Hydrocycling’. We are delighted to be able to offer this great innovation to French and Spanish consumers today.”
The first bike off the shelf is the XE-1 (X= all ‘water terrain, E= Electric assist, 1- first edition), an electric assist pedal model where users can change the level of motor assistance. Riders looking to put in maximum physical effort can reach speeds of 11 knots and get up to 4 hours ride time.
The hydrofoil bikes are made from strong carbon fibre and aircraft-grade aluminum, making them buoyant and light enough to carry.
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Backed by the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Manta5 has now set up its new European base of operations in Southern France.
“New Zealanders have a strong affinity and love of the water; we see the same connection in European culture. It’s the right place to begin building hydrofoil cycling communities across Europe’ Mark Robotham, CEO
Taking inspiration from the many different disciplines within cycling industry, the company are planning to hit $100 million revenue in 2023 by releasing a range of water bikes designed to highlight unique riding experiences. With public listing aspirations in the next two years Manta5 are actively engaging with distributors and are eager to speak with other interested parties now.
Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1 Bike officially launches in September 2021 in Europe
The possibility of uses for this Hydrofoil Bike is infinite: from aquatic leisure to training for cyclists and athletes who wish to diversify their exercises while enjoying a nautical activity.
During the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 7-12), Manta5 will officially present their Hydrofoil Bike to its international partners, distributors, and the media the during a dedicated press conference For media, there is the possibility to preview and test the Hydrofoiler XE-1 model at a nearby location the week of the show.
“It's an exciting time for us at Manta5, a young New Zealand company entering the EU market with a unique offering that promises to revolutionise the cycling and nautical sectors. We have experienced huge growth since 2018 and our EU arrival will provide the catalyst to achieve our goal of becoming a new global sport”, says Rowan Gyde, Manta5 European Business Development Manager.
Manta5 created the world’s first Hydrofoil bike and revolutionized the cycling experience on water in 2020. Today, Manta5 leads the world in innovation of personal hydrofoiling watercraft and champions the growth of emerging hydrofoiling sporting disciplines. Manta5’s R&D, marketing, and product development is based in Waikato, New Zealand, manufacturing out of Taiwan and sales offices in France and Florida. Manta5 staff are dedicated to making products people love, and to leaving the world better than they found it.
About the Hydrofoiler XE-1
The first bike off the production line. The XE-1 (X= all ‘water terrain, E= Electric assist, 1- first edition), an electric assist pedal model where users can change the level of motor assistance. Rider’s looking to put in maximum physical effort can reach speeds of 12mph/20kph and get up to 4 hours ride time. The bikes are made from strong carbon fibre and aircraft-grade aluminium, making them buoyant and light enough to carry. The XE-1 retails for $8,990 USD / €7.990 EU. (taxes not included)
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