News & Updates

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...

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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...

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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...

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Riding with Eric Murray (Olympian)

Riding with Eric Murray (Olympian)

The Manta5 team took out 2X Olympic Gold Medalist, Eric Murray, to test out the Hydrofoiler's three levels of electric assist. Eric is as fit as they come, and at 6'5, weighing just under 100kgs he really put the Hydrofoiler through its paces. Check it out in the...

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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...

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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...

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CEO Greg Johnston Podcast Interview

CEO Greg Johnston Podcast Interview

Get into the mind of Manta5 CEO, Greg Johnston, as he shares on Startups, failures, validation, assumptions and more on the Stag Roar Podcast with Ryan O'Connor. Gain an insiders perspective on what it takes to create and commercialise a world-first that innovates on...

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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...

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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.

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Hutchwilco Boat Show 2018, New Zealand

Hutchwilco Boat Show 2018, New Zealand

Not to miss an opportunity to have some hydrofoil chat and showcase our Hydrofoiler™ XE-1, we were off to the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. The four day expo at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland saw every different water vessel you could think of, including our...

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