'It's awesome': world's first flying bike makes U.S. debut

STORY: Is this the future of transportation?

This is the world's first flying bike

The XTURISMO hoverbike is

capable of flying for 40 minutes

and can reach speeds of up to 62 mph

(Thad Szott, Detroit Auto Show co-chair)

“I feel like I'm literally 15 years old and I just got out of Star Wars and jumped on their bike. I mean, it's awesome!" You know, it was exhilarating. It's not vicious, right? It's comfortable, it's really comfortable taking off and landing. So, there's no, like, jerky-jerk. It's literally very, very smooth and I can't wait for the future. I'm so excited."

Created by Japanese startup AERWINS,

the bike is already on sale in Japan

A smaller version is slated

for a U.S. release in 2023

with an estimated price tag of $777,000