FAQ : SportBuy Canada
You can ride on oceans, rivers and lakes, handling moderate chop and swell. The front tiller section of the Hydrofoiler self-levels and help to punch through chop and over swell as you ride. Check out this video showcasing the bike in choppy conditions
Always ride to your ability and practice caution in riskier conditions.
Confident swimmers up to 220lbs (100kgs) of any age. To perform the submerged launch, riders do need to weigh below 220lbs (100kgs) in order to re-surface.
The bike boasts a top speed of 13mph (22km/h) and a cruising speed between 7 – 8mph (11–13km/h). Minimum speed needed to foil is 5.2mph (8.5km/h) – less than 5 knots.
The manta water bike battery offers up to 4 hours of riding time on the lowest assist level and 1.5 hours on maximum assist*. Riding conditions, rider input and ability will affect ride time. The 70 cell lithium-ion battery pack delivers 22Ah with each battery pack being easy to swap out in minutes.
To recharge the battery, the battery plugs into any standard wall socket and takes 3 hours to charge back to full.
* Ride duration is subject to rider weight, water conditions and level of electronic assistance the rider has selected.
The total ride time (battery life) may differ when operating in extreme ambient temperatures.
For example, all lithium batteries achieve optimum service life if used at 68ºF (20°C) or slightly below. If, for example, a battery operates at 86ºF (30°C) instead of a more moderate lower room temperature, the cycle life is reduced by ~20 percent.
The Hydrofoiler™ XE-1 is the most mobile personal watercraft in the market today. Designed to be broken down into three parts; front foil, rear foil, and body. This allows for simple storage and transportation in-car or on roof racks. The Hydrofoiler can be assembled within 5 minutes and carried to the water by hand.
Strengthened carbon fibre which is set with high performance epoxies (front and rear hydrofoils). Aircraft-grade, TIG-welded 606-T6 aluminium (frame). Vacuum-formed ASA plastic (buoyancy modules).
The Hydrofoiler™ XE-1 currently weighs 67lbs (30.5kgs) including battery and motor.
Fully assembled bike dimensions: 4,5ft High x 6,5ft Wide x 7,2ft Long (1.4m High x 2m Wide x 2.2m Long)
Manta5 insist that riders wear a personal flotation device (PFD)/life jacket and carry a communication device. The PFD will help the rider float in the water when they’re not riding. The communication device is to contact someone on shore in the case of an emergency.
* Manta5 recommends that riders also check and abide by local policies and regulations when riding.
Our Hydrofoiler XE-1 is made with clean technology. Riders can explore all water areas, including protected lakes and rivers, that petrol-powered watercraft are denied access to.
All Hydrofoiler XE-1’s are serviced by Manta5 authorised service agents, with some components able to be self-serviced with sufficient skill and experience. Customers will have access to a list of service agents in their area through the Distributor Locator page on our website.
Most of the XE-1 componentry is constructed from standard bicycle parts and can be serviced through your local bicycle service center. Repairs to the battery and motor, however, must be completed at the Manta5 HQ or an authorised service agent.
A minimum depth of 3ft (1m) to ride the bike in, is recommended. However, to perform the submerged launch to resurface this would require a minimum water depth of 7ft (2m).
The bike floats on its side when stationary. When you stop pedalling you will slowly sink down into the water. Buoyancy prevents the bike from sinking when you stop pedalling. Master the remounting technique to perform a “submerged launch” to get foiling again from deep water.
Yes, we ship all over the Canada . Shipping costs will apply, and will be added at checkout. The shipping charges are calculated as per dangerous good because it has 70-cell lithium-ion battery pack battery.
All Hydrofoiler XE-1’s come with a comprehensive replacement warranty for all XE-1 components and frame. To read more about the warranty, please click here.
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