• 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 the world’s first Hydrofoil eBike, the Hydorofoiler™ XE-1. Thank you to everyone who has,...
  • 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 Hydrofoiler XE-1 is a world-first on so many fronts, with approximately 80% of 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 motor. The introduction of assisted pedaling power gave the average rider the ability to...
  • 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 to plane over the waters you’ll be able to make the Lonely Tree a...
  • 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 furthered the relationship between GoPro and Manta5. The 4 day event was an epic...
  • 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 use a brand new product for the first time. As a company that is...
  • Launching: A quick guide to the 3 techniques

    Launching: A quick guide to the 3 techniques

    Why is someone pushing to help launch the rider? I’d want to be able to ride without needing someone else’s help. I just want to get out and foiling myself without needing a friend- seems like a lot of admin… We get it all the time. Luckily, this was a deep consideration when designing the XE-1. As a first time rider and on semi-familiar...
  • Product Update – September 2019

    Product Update – September 2019

    It’s official- we’re only a few months out from delivering our pilot production to New Zealand customers. Production and assembly is all go. To say the team is excited to get bikes to customers is an understatement. Something we’re keen to share about the progress to build our bikes are a few of the QC (quality control) measures we’ve been taking over the last...
  • CES Las Vegas 2020

    CES Las Vegas 2020

    2020 started with our Events team heading back over to the U.S. and making waves at CES Las Vegas, the largest consumer electronics show in the world. As CES first-timers, the Hydrofoiler drew crowds and captured the attention of thousands with Manta5 trending as number 1 for Google searches for CES 2020 on Day 1. The event has around 4500 exhibiting companies and 150,000...
  • Production Updates – 2020

    Production Updates – 2020

    Manta5 will continuously update this blog post about delivery & production timelines, allowing current & future customers to stay up to date about international hydrofoil bike deliveries & the progress by Manta5 as we pioneer cycling’s new frontier. LATEST: COVID-19 Production & Delivery Timelines Update – March, 2020 Our thoughts are with you and your families during this uncertain time. As the COVID-19 situation...
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