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Manta5 Goes Viral

Manta5 Goes Viral

Recently, Manta5 posted a video of our prototype in action. This video was originally intended for R&D purposes only, and all it did was showcase the basic features of the bike. The team was blown away when the video gained 240 million views between October 2017, and February 2018. For...
Manta5 Takes Gold at 2017 Best Design Awards

Manta5 Takes Gold at 2017 Best Design Awards

What initially began as a six month project has turned into a life changing experience for all involved. The Hydrofoiler™ XE-1 was nominated, and won, Gold in the ‘Concept’ category at the 2017 New Zealand Best Design Awards. The win was great piece of validation for our design team. The...
Partner Interview: Copenhagen Cycles

Partner Interview: Copenhagen Cycles

With Summer just around the corner, get to know our awesome Partners over in the US and Europe who can help you with all your hydrofoil bike needs. First up, the team at Copenhagen Cycles (with a pretty great story about their second ever foiling experience, some fishing line and...

Customer Ride Day (New Zealand)

Customer Ride Day (New Zealand) December 2019 marked the milestone event of successfully delivering our limited unit pilot production to customers here in New Zealand. Since then, the feedback has been fantastic and is already driving changes being implemented into our mass production hydrofoil bikes. With our earliest adopters of...
Product Update – December 2019

Product Update – December 2019

Product Update – December 2019 Product & Delivery Update As we near shipping out the first ever hydrofoil bikes to our Kiwi customers, the team have never been busier and we couldn’t think of a better way to close what has been a massive 2019 for Manta5. Our pilot production...
Product Update – August 2019

Product Update – August 2019

Production Update The team is working harder than ever preparing for the New Zealand pilot delivery for November 2019. This pilot delivery is a huge milestone for Manta5, marking the end of an 8 year journey to create a product that replicates the cycling experience on water. And for you,...
Manta5 Founder TEDx Talk

Manta5 Founder TEDx Talk

Manta5 founder, Guy Howard-Willis recently spoke at the TEDxRuakura event in September 2018. To learn more about what it took to create the world’s first hydrofoil bike and his dedication to make a dream a reality watch below.    
Product Update – January 2019

Product Update – January 2019

Company Update We’ve had a busy and exciting start to 2019. We continue to push production of our pilot run, while our R&D team develop new features to enhance the ride experience. This month our battery housings were delivered. It’s one of the first production components to arrive (and a...
USA Scouting Trip

USA Scouting Trip

In April Manta5 CEO, Greg, and Marketing Manager, Louis, headed over to the United States for a month long scouting trip as the company looks towards expand into some key U.S. markets this year. The pair traveled around from Santa Monica to San Diego, San Fran to Lake Tahoe and...
Manta5 opens international presale to Europe, USA and UK

Manta5 opens international presale to Europe, USA and UK

International Presales Begin November 2018 was a mammoth month for Manta5 as we opened our international presale to Europe, the UK and the USA at once. The response has been overwhelming and the presale reservation list is growing by the day. We are very proud to be making history with...
Product Update – February 2019

Product Update – February 2019

COMPANY UPDATE January was a big month giving us plenty of content to create our first ever Production Update. We’ve made steady progress since first opening up our international presale and these updates are to bring you along with us on our journey from production to delivery. KEY MILESTONES The...
Motor vs. Manual

Motor vs. Manual

We’re often questioned about our choice to pursue building hydrofoil bikes with an eBike battery and a motor- and whether or not a manual version ever crossed our minds… Early prototypes were all manual. It was only at the sixth prototype that the decision was made to introduce an electric...
Top 7 Riding Spots in New Zealand

Top 7 Riding Spots in New Zealand

Over the years we’ve foiled in some of New Zealand’s most epic locations and figure its only fair to share. Check out our tried and tested favourite foiling locations… As one of New Zealand’s most iconic lakes, Wanaka provides a ride like no other and with an XE-1 allowing you...
Riding at the GoPro Creator Summit – Western Australia

Riding at the GoPro Creator Summit – Western Australia

At the beginning of August, the Events team and Greg, Manta5 CEO, headed over Broome, Western Australia for the 2nd annual GoPro Creator Summit. Manta5 was invited to join 30 of GoPro’s top content creators to showcase the Hydrofoil Bikes in this stunning location.The team got some brilliant content and...

Hydrofoil Bikes 101: Where to Ride

Most of you have probably come across our Learn To Ride series by now. We’ve put this together to teach you how to get up and foiling in the safest and simplest way possible. Foiling naturally comes with hazards, be it water conditions, other water users or generally learning to...

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